Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Jubilant Magee Ends Long Goal Drought
Newark Star Ledger, April 29th, 2008 6PM

MOST READ


The Newark Star Ledger's Frank Giase says the untold story of the New York Red Bulls' 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes was Mike Magee's first goal for 21 months. "It feels longer, it feels a lot longer," the long-time New York striker said after scoring the game-winning goal from the penalty spot on Sunday. In fact, due to a series of injuries, Magee's career has been in stop-start mode for a few seasons now. He played just seven times in 2007 due to a persistent knee problem and 24 times the past two seasons.

"With Juan Pablo being out, it was a pretty good opportunity for me to step up and take [the penalty kick]," Magee said. "Luckily, the team counted on me ... and I put it where I needed to." It was his 19th career goal and first since July 2006. Magee rushed over to the Red Bulls' trainer after he scored. "I had to go thank (trainer) Rick Guter for putting in all that time in training and rehabbing me," he said. "I was just lost. I was just happy I scored."

Coach Juan Carlos Osorio was happy for him, too. "I always knew what Mike brings to the table," Osorio said. "He has that final pass, he can keep good possession and he has an eye for the goal. We just have to manage how we bring him back to full game fitness because he hasn't been playing football for the last three years." Jozy Altidore, who drew the foul in the penalty box and scored the Red Bulls second, agreed. "Mike deserves it ... I think you're going to see a lot more from him," he said.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Scolari turns criticism back onto the critics    
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is shrugging off criticism of several players as tension and excitement ...
Qatar begins down-sizing World Cup plans    
Qatar plans to scale back plans for the World Cup it is scheduled to host in ...
German unions request leniency for late arrival during World Cup    
German union leaders want employers to show leniency towards their soccer-supporting workers by allowing them to ...
Sao Paulo stadium not ready for proper test game    
The Arena Corinthians that will host the opening game of the 2014 World Cup will not ...
Who's Who of coaches cited to take over for Moyes    
Well, perhaps David Moyes can take some solace from his firing by Manchester United in the ...
Reports: Ronaldo Fit for Bayern Clash     
Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg against Bayern ...
Reports: Moyes Set to be Fired     
According to various reports in England and elsewhere, David Moyes looks set to lose his job ...
Guardiola: Bayern 'Looked Like a Small Side' Ahead of UCL Semi    
In an interview with the Spanish press, Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola opened up about the ...
Gerrard: I Had Given Up on Premier League Glory     
In an interview with the Telegraph published prior to Liverpool's 3-2 win at Norwich City on ...
Roma Reaches UCL After Lengthy Absence     
AS Roma on Saturday qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time since the ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives