April 3, 2013 |
Mike Magee was named the MLS player of the month after the Galaxy forward scored a league-best five goals in March. It's the first time Magee, 28, has won the monthly award in his 11-year career in Major League Soccer. "I have had a successful start to the season and, more importantly, so has our team," Magee said in a statement. The Galaxy's record is 2-0-2. Magee scored three goals in the Galaxy's season-opening 4-0 win over the Chicago Fire on March 3, then scored the game-winning goal in the Galaxy's 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on March 23. He also scored a goal in the Galaxy's 2-2 tie with Toronto FC last Saturday.
June 1, 2012 |
As if things weren't bad enough for the Galaxy, winless since April 21 and buried in Major League Soccer's Western Conference cellar, the team learned Friday that midfielder Michael Stephens and forward Mike Magee will miss the next game after being suspended by the league's disciplinary committee. Both players were also fined an undisclosed amount, Stephens for a challenge that endangered the safety of an opponent and Magee for aggravated dissent against a referee, a temper tantrum that included throwing a ball in the official's direction in the 92nd minute of a loss to Houston.
March 3, 2013 |
Mike Magee chose an opportune time for his first career hat trick. With Landon Donovan on a self-imposed sabbatical, Magee stepped up and helped carry the Galaxy to a 4-0 season-opening victory over the Chicago Fire on Sunday at the Home Depot Center. Captain Robbie Keane also scored a goal for the Galaxy, the two-time defending MLS champion. With David Beckham now playing for French club Paris-St. Germain and Donovan not expected to return until later this month, the Galaxy was lacking in star power.
September 17, 2011 |
Unmarked on the header. And unmarked, of course, on his trademark cartwheeling celebration across the soccer pitch. Robbie Keane, if nothing else, was thoroughly consistent in helping lead the Galaxy to a 3-0 victory against Vancouver on Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson. He set up the first of midfielder Mike Magee's two goals, scored the second goal himself on the glancing header in the 64th minute and thrilled the crowd of 22,959 with his entertaining revelry after the goal.
November 14, 2012 |
Mike Magee can smile about it now. But at the time, in the winter of 2009, he was burning the candle at both ends and his soccer career seemed ready to go up in smoke. "I was kind of living a bachelor lifestyle," says Magee, who enjoyed all of what New York had to offer during six seasons there. "Sometimes it was hard to focus and do the right things off the field. " Then, in quick succession, came a trade to the Galaxy, the birth of a child and a new perspective on life and soccer - both of which, Magee says, he enjoys much more now. "He has matured," says Bruce Arena, who coached Magee in New York then traded for him five months after taking over the Galaxy.
March 4, 2013 |
PHOENIX -- The Home Depot Center is getting a new name. The 125-acre multi-sport complex on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson will be known as the StubHub Center starting on on June 1, when the naming rights transfer from the chain of home improvement stores to one of the nation biggest ticketing companies. The $150-million complex, designed and built by Anschutz Entertainment Group, has a 27,000-seat main stadium, a 2,450-seat velodrome, an 8,000-seat tennis stadium and an outdoor track facility.