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On Wednesday morning January 4th, the 32 year old 2013 MVP Mike Magee announced his retirement from professional soccer. Magee had spent his professional career playing in MLS for the past 14 years, playing in clubs like New York Red Bulls, Chicago Fire and recently spending his last season with LA Galaxy. Now in his 14 years spent in MLS Mike Magee had a solid career having won 2 MLS cups and the 2013 MVP award. Magee had a total of 316 career appearances scoring 70 goals and 38 assists. Mike Magee joined New York fourth pick in the super draft, staying in the club for six years scoring 23 goals and 13 assists. After his time in New York, Magee had joined LA Galaxy in 2009 scoring 27 goals and being a big part of  winning two MLS cups then leaving to join MLS club Chicago Fire. In 2013, Chicago traded defender Robbie Rogers to acquire Mike Magee. Chicago had switched Mike’s position from a midfielder to a forward, that later on changed the game for Mike who scored 21 goals, had 4 assists, and was named MVP. Magee had a total of 28 goals in 60 appearances for the Fire. Mike Magee was called up to USMNT but never received a cap due to food poisoning. Further on in his career, Magee missed 8 months due to hip surgery. In result of his hip surgery, the Fire loaned him to the Saint Louis in the second division. With Frank Yallop leaving and new arrival of Veljko Paunovic, who had not made a new contract with Magee, we saw the departure of Mike Magee, who joined LA Galaxy for his last season. Mike Magee was a truly talented player and it was fascinating to watch him play.

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