Mike Magee

Major League Soccer

While boosting Galaxy’s back line, Van Damme proves an offensive threat

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On a night that saw goals from LA Galaxy stalwarts Gyasi Zardes and Robbie Keane, it was a centerback who earned the most praise from his teammates in the locker room afterward.

Jelle Van Damme had a hand in two of the Galaxy's three goals against the San Jose Earthquakes, winning a header to assist the first and launching the long ball that sprung the second.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 1)

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The 2016 MLS season kicked off with a bang on Sunday, as all 20 teams combined to produce plenty of goals to shake things up in the season's opening week.

In Portland, the reigning MLS Cup champion Timbers made a statement by winning a title game rematch against the Columbus Crew.

Mike Magee wins MLS Player of the Week

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LA Galaxy midfielder Mike Magee's two goals and an assist won him MLS Player of the Week honors for Week 1 of the 2016 season. Read More

Mike Magee's second act in LA gets standing ovation

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CARSON, California — Mike Magee had to agree, you couldn't write a better script for his return to LA. The Galaxy fan favorite entered the team's home opener at the half after Giovani Dos Santos was held out "for precautionary measures." When he left the field 45 minutes later, the Galaxy crowd, 25,000 strong, was chanting: "Magee, Magee, Magee is on fire!

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Mike Magee

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On a team full of star names and talents, a tried-and-true MLS veteran was the one who impressed all on opening day.

After coming off the bench at halftime, Mike Magee stole the show by scoring twice and assisting once to lead the LA Galaxy to a 4-1 comeback victory at home against D.

Major Link Soccer: Morgan > France

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The poster child for Women's Soccer broke a 0-0 stoppage time tie.

Seattle

Here's a recap of last night's game from NBC Sports, and another from The Blue Testament for those who enjoy causing themselves extreme mental anguish.

Don't forget that there are many ways to get to games; car, bike, walk, ferry, light rail, streetcar, and the Sounder train.

LA Galaxy romp and Vieira gets NYCFC’s first win as MLS kicks off

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Los Angeles Galaxy launched their new Major League Soccer season with a 4-1 victory over DC United on Sunday inspired by two of the star-studded outfit's lesser lights.

The Galaxy, whose starting line-up featured former Premier League stalwarts Steven Gerrard, Ashley Cole, Nigel de Jong and Robbie Keane, had looked in danger of suffering a shock loss after United took the lead through Lamar Neagle on five minutes.

LA Galaxy romp and Vieira gets NYCFC’s first win as MLS kicks off

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Los Angeles Galaxy launched their new Major League Soccer season with a 4-1 victory over DC United on Sunday inspired by two of the star-studded outfit's lesser lights.

The Galaxy, whose starting line-up featured former Premier League stalwarts Steven Gerrard, Ashley Cole, Nigel de Jong and Robbie Keane, had looked in danger of suffering a shock loss after United took the lead through Lamar Neagle on five minutes.

Mike Magee leads Galaxy in second-half surge past D.C. United

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CARSON, California— In the first half, the LA Galaxy just looked old. In the second half, they called up some old Galaxy magic in the form of newly-re-signed fan favorite Mike Magee, and ran past visiting D.C. United, 4-1, before 25,667 on a cold breezy night in Los Angeles.

Magee was subbed on at the half for ineffective Giovani Dos Santos, who picked up minor injury, and needed only twenty minutes on the pitch to remind the Galaxy crowd why they loved him.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chicago Fire

Women in Soccer, Chicago Fire ‘Keeper Debate and “Puto”

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National Women's Day

Since today is International Women's Day, I thought I'd use this edition of my semi-weekly Musing column to writeaboutgender equality among soccer fans and players. Did you know that FC Dallas has female capos? I did not know this until I read this great piece in What a Howler written by Gaby Kirschner.

Women in Soccer, Chicago Fire ‘Keeper Debate and “Puto”

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National Women's Day

Since today is International Women's Day, I thought I'd use this edition of my semi-weekly Musing column to writeaboutgender equality among soccer fans and players. Did you know that FC Dallas have female capos? I did not until I read this great piece in What a Howler written by Gaby Kirschner.

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.

LA Galaxy

2nd-half collapse leads to United’s 4-1 loss in Los Angeles

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Frustration builds for Ben Olsen (pictured) as his D.C. United side collapse in the second half of their 4-1 loss to the Galaxy

SBI MLS Season Preview: LA Galaxy

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A team with threechampionships in the last five years isn't the most likely candidate to undergo a massive overhaul to their roster. But after losing eight of their last nine to close out the 2015 season, including an ugly defeatin the rain in Seattle to end the season, the LA Galaxy have done just that.

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.

Philadelphia Union

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.

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.

“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.

Sepp Blatter

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.

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.

Jeff Larentowicz

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.

Univision

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

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.