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.
May 25, 2013 |
The Galaxy has scheduled a Saturday news conference to announce it has acquired the rights to former U.S. national team player Robbie Rogers from the Chicago Fire in exchange for midfielder Mike Magee. Rogers, a 26-year-old winger from Rancho Palos Verdes, briefly walked away from soccer last winter after being released by second-division English club Leeds United. In February, shortly after his retirement, he published a personal and powerful Internet blog in which he revealed he was gay. Rogers' return to the field for the Galaxy will make him the first openly gay player in Major League Soccer history.
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 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.
March 4, 2013
David Beckham is now playing for a club team in France and Landon Donovan is in the midst of a self-imposed sabbatical from soccer. So the Galaxy's star power was muted going into its Major League Soccer opener. But veteran Mike Magee filled the void Sunday, scoring three goals in the Galaxy's 4-0 victory over the Chicago Fire at the Home Depot Center. It was the first hat trick of his career for Magee, in his 11th MLS season, and put an exclamation point on a day when the two-time defending champion Galaxy received its rings in a pregame ceremony that featured parachutists and fireworks.