Former N.Y. RedBull and L.A. Galaxy attacker Mike Magee is living a childhood dream of playing for his hometown club, the Chicago Fire.
He seemed to be enjoying himself in L.A., but when news of the transfer hit the papers, he relished the chance to play for the club. Scoring seven times in as many games, his faith and love for this club has brought out the best in him. In N.Y., he scored 23 goals in 130 appearances, playing from 2003 to 2009. From 2009 till earlier this year, he netted 19 times in 105 appearances.
Now that he has already scored in every game he has played in for Chicago, more is expected of him to continue finding the back of the frame. Wearing the no. 9 and by being one of the veterans on his team, he can continue to score by using he experience and by receiving help from his teammates. Since he is a local city boy, gaining the trust of his team and coaches alike shouldn’t be an issue especially if he continues to give it every thing he has.
He can score with his feet or head successfully when the moment arrives. Sometimes, he creates something out of nothing to bring all three points in a victory during a tight game. He is a solid striker who has the skills to score at will.
At 28-years of age, Magee realistically has at least another good three to four years left in him, especially if he continues to stay in shape and injury-free. With his determination, dedication, belief and respect for the organization, he will not be short of any motivation.
At L.A., he was one of many decent players who all knew how to win a championship. Now in Chicago, he is the one guy that knows what it is like to win a title recently and with that experience, he can perhaps drive his troops to bring an MLS title to Chitown. A player of his experience and talent can be useful to lead a team towards glory.