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
Magee: 'It was a helluva day'
by Paul Kennedy, March 4th, 2013 2:58AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  los angeles galaxy, mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Who needs Landon Donovan when you have Mike Magee?  On a day that began when LA Galaxy players were handed their 2012 championship rings, Magee, best known for his playoff heroics, stole the show with the first three goals -- his first MLS hat trick -- in the 4-0 win over his hometown Chicago Fire. The three goals weren't just any ordinary goals, and they earned him the applause of his teammates when he returned to the locker room after the game.

“It was cool,” Magee said of the postgame reception.

In the absence of Donovan, who has been traveling in Cambodia, Magee was moved up front alongside Robbie Keane from his usual position in the left side of midfield.

Chicago keeper Sean Johnson had kept the Fire in the game until the 38th minute when Magee side-volleyed Todd Dunivant's deflected cross past Johnson.

On the second goal, Robbie Keane fed Magee, who froze defender Gonzalo Segares on the right side of the area and fired a left-footed shot to the far post.

Magee's third goal was the closest to being considered a garbage, but he took a rebound, drifted across the area and once again fired a volley past Johnson.

“The hat trick was cool," Magee added. The win was cool, and the best part of the day was getting the rings. It was a helluva day.”

Magee's three goals:



4 comments
  1. charles davenport
    commented on: March 4, 2013 at 8:27 a.m.
    great guy; turned pro at 15; loved him as a metrostar/red bull. Congrats.

  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: March 4, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.
    Always liked Magee's technical skills and passion on the pitch...he was in a zone and made things happen.

  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: March 4, 2013 at 10:27 a.m.
    Why bring Donovan into the discussion, he's absent period, end of story.

  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: March 4, 2013 at 2:18 p.m.
    I w: I agree with you, though some sport "journalists," must seem to always look for an angle to their story, and sadly the LD saga continues! Just wait and see how much ink will be used to regale the faithful SA reading public of his sabbatical (all be it deserved though a bit long) exploits, so until LD makes his "prodigal son return to the HDC pitch, hey Mike, go for it and continue what you've started!!! Congrats on your hat trick!


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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
The Good, the Bad and -- FA Cup shockers     
Europe in a nutshell: Paul Pogba, Lionel Messi and Neymarin moving pictures; Lyon sizzling hot in ...
Fire revamps with three new DPs    
The Chicago Fire has added Scottish international Shaun Maloney to the growing list of British players ...
Tab Ramos: 'We were behind the eight ball'    
The USA beat El Salvador, 2-0, on Saturday to qualify for the 2015 U-20 World Cup ...
D.C. United kicks off 2015 with DP upgrade    
Shortly before D.C. United players and coaches headed to Bradenton, Florida, for the first phase of ...
What They're Saying: Antonio Conte    
"What else should he have done? In a few years' time players will be elbowing each ...
What They're Saying: Josh Williams    
"I'm pretty sure he thinks I work at the hotel..." -- New York City FC defender ...
MLS players seek choice from 'league of choice'    
On a scale of 1-10 in terms of free agency, the free-agency rights MLS players enjoy ...
A dream come true    
Taylor Leach, a two-time first-team All-SEC defender at the University of South Carolina, will continue her ...
Klinsmann trims U.S. squad, adds Yedlin for Chile trip    
U.S. national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named a 23-player roster for the friendlies against Chile ...
What They're Saying: Tally Hall    
"The league is looking to invest in itself. That's why the DPs are coming in, and ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives