Dec 5, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT
Major League Soccer has announced that Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee was voted the Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player for the 2013 season.
Magee is set to receive the award and be presented to media in the Kansas City area today at approximately 4:30 p.m. CT.
Magee’s story is one for the history books.
After coming to the Fire in a May 25th trade from the LA Galaxy for Robbie Rogers, Magee scored 15 goals and tallied four assists for his hometown club.
Before arriving in Chicago, Magee’s fire had already been stoked, scoring six goals for the LA Galaxy. Ending the season with 21 goals to his name, Magee slashed his previous goal-scoring high of seven goals during his 2003 rookie season with the MetroStars.
Despite missing out on the league scoring record (Vancouver forward Camilo Sanvezzo had 22), Magee has received a number of accolades in this breakout season including MLS Player of the Month in March and June, his first career MLS All-Star nomination and his first career MLS Best XI.
The MVP award was voted on by media, MLS players and MLS club management based on regular season performance. The other two finalists were Galaxy forward Robbie Keane and Montreal Impact forward Marco Di Vaio.
Below is a breakdown of the votes, courtesy of the Chicago Fire’s official website.
|Player (Club)||% of Club Votes||% of Media Votes||% of Player Votes||Weighted Total|
|Mike Magee (CHI)||34.69||37.33||26.79||98.81|
|Robbie Keane (LA)||22.45||24||12.11||58.56|
|Marco Di Vaio (MTL)||14.29||10.67||10.46||35.42|
|Tim Cahill (NY)||12.25||12||6.42||30.67|
Magee’s coup marks the first time in MLS history that a Chicago Fire player has won the award.
Jul 29, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT
Valencia finally signs on, as Hammers splash the cash in search of goals.
Jul 29, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT
Garber: “MLS will not expand to Miami unless we have a downtown site for the stadium.”
Jul 29, 2014, 9:42 AM EDT
Howard to call games, be studio analyst, for up to 10 PL games on NBC Sports this season.
Jul 29, 2014, 9:19 AM EDT
A shoving match or something more sinister in Seattle?
Jul 29, 2014, 8:35 AM EDT
Borussia Dortmund star turns down new deal, alerts European giants.
Jul 29, 2014, 7:51 AM EDT
England youngster told he’s “not fit enough” and ordered to train on his own by van Gaal. Ouch.
Jul 29, 2014, 12:37 AM EDT
Sounders’ tendency to collapse resurfaces during the Galaxy’s biggest win of the season.
Jul 28, 2014, 11:07 PM EDT
A terrible move could get worse if Chelsea can’t move the Spanish striker.
Jul 28, 2014, 10:13 PM EDT
Belgian international intends to stay at White Hart Lane, with a new, five-year deal on the table.
Jul 28, 2014, 9:17 PM EDT
Napoli, Borussia Dortmund linked to the potential United castoffs.
Jul 28, 2014, 8:22 PM EDT
Colombian international expected to play Saturday against Valencia.
Jul 28, 2014, 7:37 PM EDT
Time in the NASL will give the 24-year-old needed minutes.
Jul 28, 2014, 6:48 PM EDT
Brazilian’s injury testing United’s depth on the right side.
Jul 28, 2014, 5:54 PM EDT
U.S. international’s knee surgery will sideline him for “several weeks.”
Jul 28, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT
Two Saints look to follow their former manager to North London.
Jul 28, 2014, 4:03 PM EDT
Timber’s game-winning goal in Montréal separated him from a tight field.
Jul 28, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT
After two on-pitch selfie’s occur with players over the weekend, security needs to be stepped up.
Jul 28, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT
Could Neymar represent Brazil at the 2016 Olympics in Rio?
Jul 28, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT
Besic, 21, has signed a five-year deal with the Toffees.
Jul 28, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT
Bale smashes in an absolute beauty from distance. Check it out, here.
- Tim Howard joins NBC Sports’ Premier League broadcast team on multi-year deal 8
- VIDEO: US stars fight – Omar Gonzalez vs. Clint Dempsey, DeAndre Yedlin 4
- Manchester United’s Luke Shaw trains on his own, told he’s “not fit enough” 2
- MLS Snapshot: Seattle Sounders 0-3 LA Galaxy 2
- Premier, Champions League quotas leave Mourinho desperate to sell Torres 5
- Van Gaal, Manchester United ready to move on from Fellaini, Kagawa 0