Mike Magee

Jim Curtin

Notes from the SuperDraft, Fabinho deal confirmed, Pires’ regrets, more news

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Thoughts from Curtin and Stewart on the draft. Fabinho deal confirmed. Robert Pires says he regrets not joining the Union in 2010. More.

“Desperate to win it”: Fire’s Yallop on Union and USOC semi, FIFA names Reform Committee, more news

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FIre head coach Frank Yallop says his team is "desperate" to defeat the Union in Open Cup semifinal. More Union news. FIFA names Reform Committee. More news.

Pfeffer suspended additional game, depth concerns, Minnesota’s in, another late USMNT collapse

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Pfeffer out for two games after additional suspension for violent conduct. Union's depth concerns. Minnesota United named next expansion franchise. USMNT blows it late again. More.

Player announcement, counterattacking, Meulensten, Pfeffer scores again, Blake and Jamaica fall, much more

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Player announcement expected today. On the Union counterattack. More Muelensteen rumblings. Pfeffer scores in US U-20 draw with Argentina. ANdre Blake and Jamaica defeated by Canada. Much more.

“Statement game:” Recaps & reaction to win over NYRB, Pfeffer scores again, MLS results, more

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Recaps and reaction from the Union's big win over Red Bulls. Zach Pfeffer scores again for US U-20s. League results. USA news. More.

LA Galaxy

Former MLS MVP Mike Magee returns to LA Galaxy

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LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena has a well-earned reputation for revitalizing veteran talent, one which was bolstered as Mike Magee transformed from role player to all-star during his four-plus seasons in Casron, Calif. Now, two-and-a-half years after Magee departed Los Angeles, and two years after he claimed an unlikely league Most Valuable Player award, the 31-year-old is returning to StubHub Center.

Former MLS MVP Mike Magee returns to LA Galaxy

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LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena has a well-earned reputation for revitalizing veteran talent, one which was bolstered as Mike Magee transformed from role player to all-star during his four-plus seasons in Casron, Calif. Now, two-and-a-half years after Magee departed Los Angeles, and two years after he claimed an unlikely league Most Valuable Player award, the 31-year-old is returning to StubHub Center.

Free agent Mike Magee returns to Galaxy

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After spending almost two-plusseasons with the Chicago Fire, Mike Magee is returning to California.

The LA Galaxy announced the signing of free agent Magee on Thursday, confirming earlier reports.The 13-year MLS veteran spent 2009 to 2013 with the Galaxy, winning two MLS Cup titles.

Robbie Rogers - on the Past, on Today

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The Today Show is covering the 3m price for the Cowardly Lion costume. Then the YouTube video of the eagle flying into the stadium - Now Robbie!
Check out ' appearance on the this morning at 8:15 a.m. PT.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy)


Shriver introduces him as a "star" of the Galaxy.

Robbie Rogers - on the Past, on Today

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The Today Show is covering the 3m price for the Cowardly Lion costume. Then the YouTube video of the eagle flying into the stadium - Now Robbie!

Check out @RobbieRogers' appearance on the @TODAYshow this morning at 8:15 a.m. PT. #ComingOutToPlay pic.twitter.

Chicago Fire

OTF Roundtable: Silent Sigh

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Chicago Fire GM Nelson Rodriguez and Head Coach Veljko PaunoviccallingBrian Blissto get his laptoppassword.

Frankly, all of Fire Nationwas hoping we'd have morethings to talkaboutby now, but no dice.

Withthe international transfer window now open and the MLS Superdraft combine beginningtoday Chicagocontinues toshed both salaries, personalities, and staff.

Report: Galaxy closing in on bringing back Mike Magee

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Mike Magee looks ready to leave his hometown for the place where he enjoyed the most successful stint of his career.

Magee is set to make a return to the LA Galaxy, according to a report from ChicagoNow.com. The 31-year-old free agent forward was reportedly drawing interest from Sporting Kansas City, the Vancouver Whitecaps, and Chicago Fire, buthas chosen to reunite with Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena in Los Angeles.

MLS Ticker: Magee set for free agency; RSL re-signs Olave; and more

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The ongoing rebuilding of the Chicago Fire took another step on Monday, and several of those on their way out of Toyota Park will be eligible for MLS' new form of free agency.

Now firmly into the 2016 offseason, the Fire made several roster moves on Monday, including the announcement of the departures of Mike Magee, Jon Busch, Jeff Larentowicz and Ty Harden.

D.C. United versus Chicago Fire preview: Behind Enemy Lines with Chicago blog Hot Time in Old Town

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D.C. United takes on the Chicago Fire tonight, and Sean Spence has all the answers you want.

To preview tonight's game between D.C. United and the Chicago Fire, we talked to Sean Spence of Hot Time in Old Town to get the lowdown on all things Fiyur, fiyur, fiyur fiyuuuuuur.... To see my answers to his questions, head on over to Hot Time in Old Town.

THE MATCHUP: No Days Off

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"2015? Anyone? Anyone?"
CHICAGO VS. TORONTO TOYOTA PARK - SATURDAY 8:30PM ET TV: SPORTSNET ONE
MANUFACTURED DERBY NAME: "The Save Ferris Charity Match"
FACTS* AND STATS** CHICAGO FIRE - "Les jeux sont faits. Translation: The game is up. Your ass is mine." is Mike Magee's favourite bit of banter in the tunnel before a match.

SBI Tuesday Rewind: Ramos talks U-20 roster; Fire gets shake-up; surprising Euro results; and more

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Tab Ramos is in the process of narrowing down his U-20 U.S. Men's National Team squad as he looks ahead to 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championships. But there are some challenges, he told SBI in an exclusive interview time is running out and a number of players will not be available for the tournament.

Magee out for season after hip surgery

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

TheChicago Fire were already looking like a long shot to make the playoffs, but now theywill have to finish the season without one of their top players.

Forward Mike Magee underwent a right hip procedure on Monday that will sideline him for six to eight months, the Chicago Fire announced Tuesday.

Breakdown: Fire at Toronto

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Michael Bradley owned the ball (torontosun.com)

T.J. Zaremba breaks down the Fire's snatching a draw from the jaws of defeat..

Timing is everything.

The last time the Fire and Toronto FC met, the Fire faithful left Toyota Park cold, wet and feeling like this.

Breakdown: Fire at Impact, Game 2

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I got your "Opa" right here (mlssoccer.com & tsn2)

T.J. Zaremba breaks down the Fire's debacle north of the border...

Upon learningthe Fire gave all three points to the last place Impact, (I was in Wisconsinvisiting family) most figuremy reaction would be this.

Breakdown: Fire vs. Crew

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"Ouch! That hurts!" (chicago-fire.com)

T.J. Zaremba breaks down the Fire'smarch towards 16...

Much to the chagrin of many of the Fire faithful, the Men In Red gained their 13th draw in 21 attempts for a 62% draw percentage.

As frustrating at this may be on the surface, this was the Fire's second game in four nights, while the Crew had the week off.

Breakdown: Fire vs. Whitecaps

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Quincy watching a different game than anyone else (www.theprovince.com)

T.J. Zaremba breaks down the Fire's latest step in theirmarch toward the league record in draws...

The result of Wednesday night's game between the Fire and Whitecaps was never in question. It was going to be a tie.

Fire, Whitecaps settle for scoreless draw

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The Vancouver Whitecaps and Chicago Fire have been all too familiar with tying this season, and they both did so againon Wednesday.

The Whitecaps and Fire settled for a scoreless draw at Toyota Park on Wednesday night in a game that saw very few scoring chances.

Postmortem: Chicago Fire (1) at San Jose Earthquakes (5)

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Mike Magee in yet another middling-to-poor performance (Photo: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY)

OTF contributor Daniel Casey asks "Then why are your having fun for?" after a 5-1 loss to San Jose...

A postmatch should have analysis and critique, calling out the poor and highlighting the well played.

Breakdown: Fire vs. Union, Game 2

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One Point! Of course we always get one point! (chicago-fire.com)

T.J. Zarembatries to find somethingto take away from another lackluster Chicago Fire draw...

After a gritty win on the road last Saturday in Foxboro, Massachusetts, the Fire returned to their "Kings of the Draw" form on Saturday night with another uninspiring performance against the Philadelphia Union.

Opposite View: Three questions with Hot Time In Old Town

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This week we sit down with Sean Spence from Hot Time In Old Town, SBN's Chicago Fire blog and talk about one of the teams with whom we are battling for a spot in the playoffs.

tBG) The Chicago Fire on paper are a solid team, with players like Sean Johnson, Bakary Soumare, and Mike Magee.

Mike Magee’s Day Off

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This happens to be one of the many reasons why I love Major League Soccer. Clever spoof of a favorite movie of mine too.

Jeff Larentowicz

Who Are The Best Players & Best Values in MLS Free Agency, Re-Entry

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Evaluating players is a messy thing. With MLS's first Free Agency class nowavailable for purchase and MLS's yearly Re-EntryRound 2 Draft beginningtomorrow (Thursday, 12/17), itisworth looking at who's available...and who's worth being available.

I'musing the same data I've usedpreviously to look at player performance: The OPTA-based Squawkarating system and MLS Player Salary information.

PPL Park now Talen Energy Stadium, Academy’s Dos Santos and McGann get US U-17 callup, more

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PPL Park is now officially Talen Energy Stadium. Union Academy goalkeeper and defender called up by US U-17 team. More news.

Fire changes continue - 9 player options declined, 4 renewed

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The Fire announced today that nine players have had their options declined for next season. Among those are Adailton, Jon Busch, Razvan Cocis, Greg Cochrane, Jason Johnson, Alec Kann, Jeff Larentowicz, Lovel Palmer, and Chris Ritter. The loan deal for Daneil Cyrus has expired. In addition to those ten, there are also three players out of contract.

Monday Musings, Episode V – “Double Header Sunday”

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Fire Lose, but Red Stars and Fire Academy top out the Weekend with Victories

The Fire lost to Real Salt Lake in the Fire's lone meeting with this Western Conference opponent.

On the positive side, Section 8 was loud yesterday and the Chicago Red Stars were greeted with open arms by Section 8 supporters as well as their own supporters, Chicago Local 134.

As Fire prep for USOC semi-final it may be time forget about Jermaine Jones

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The Fire will have an opportunity to reach the seventh US Open Final in club history but they'll have to beat a team they have yet to defeat in any competition. Since coming into the league in 2009 the Fire are 0-7-3 against Seattle including a loss in 2011's US Open Cup Final. If the Fire are to reach a seventh USOC Final they'll have to do it without Mike Magee who is unavailable due to a red card ejection in the quarter final game against Atlanta.

Magee

Mike, LD and Awards of the Year

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Landon Donovan has an interesting relationship with Latino fans, especially Mexican fans, who alternately love hating him and yet respect his play and his ability to speak to them in their language.

I wrote on that a bit here after the JK snub.
But even so, it's interesting to see Donovan get nominated for a Univision award.

Mike, LD and Awards of the Year

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Landon Donovan has an interesting relationship with Latino fans, especially Mexican fans, who alternately love hating him and yet respect his play and his ability to speak to them in their language.

I wrote on that a bit here after the JK snub.
But even so, it's interesting to see Donovan get nominated for a Univision award.

The Rest

Blatter and Platini banned, McFadden says he’s Union bound, more news

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Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini banned from football for eight years. James McFadden says he'll sign with the Union in January. Rumored BSFC signings. More.

Mike Magee, Ricardo Clark headline first MLS free agency class

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Major League Soccer finally has free agency, at least in some form, and the first players to benefit from the new free agent designation were identified on Monday, with Mike Magee, Ricardo Clark and Ned Grabavoy among the more intriguing options for teams looking to sign veteran players who have no ties to their former teams.

List of MLS Free Agents and Re-Entry Players Released

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Planning for the 2016 season begins, as 86 players look for new homes next season.

The MLS offseason has officially begun today, as the league has released the list of players who are either eligible for the Re-Entry Drafts or who are outright free agents.

This is the first offseason with free agency — a change added to the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiated just before the 2015 season began.

Fire announce camp roster for UK trip

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The Fire have released the names on the training camp roster for the trip overseas and there are a few new names added to the list of guest players/trialists. Former Portland Timbers midfielder Franck Songo'o, Wilmington Hammerheads defender Albert Edward, and undrafted New Mexico defender Nick Miele round out the new additions.

Magee out 6-8 months, Fire sign Sinama-Pongolle

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The Fire announced today that Mike Magee will be out of action for the next 6-8 months after undergoing hip surgery on Monday night. Magee has missed the last three games and hadn't played since a 1-0 loss in Montreal on August 16. He had been struggling with various injuries that seemed to stem from the hip problem for some time.

Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago Fire at San Jose Earthquakes

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Frank Yallop returns to San Jose tonight. (chicagotribune.com)

OTF's Jon Denham wonders if Frank Yallop thought he'd be sitting on three wins when he returned to San Jose...

I'm fairly certain Frank Yallop circled July 23rd on his imaginary calendar when he saw this year's schedule.