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SBI MLS Player of the Week: Mike Magee

Photo by Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports
Photo by Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports

On a team full of star names and talents, a tried-and-true MLS veteran was the one who impressed all on opening day.

After coming off the bench at halftime, Mike Magee stole the show by scoring twice and assisting once to lead the LA Galaxy to a 4-1 comeback victory at home against D.C. United. His contributions in just 45 minutes played earned him honors as SBI MLS Player of the Week.

The 2013 MLS MVP replaced Giovani dos Santos at the break, and wasted no time in helping the Galaxy score in front of more than 25,000 at the StubHub Arena. He curled in a perfectly-placed corner kick for Daniel Steres to coolly head home nine minutes into his 2016 campaign.

The 31-year-old forward then scored arguably the best goal of the game, chipping goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra from inside the box. Magee was not done there, though, as he drew a foul in the penalty area, and teammate Robbie Keane subsequently scored from the spot. The substitute capped off an impressive night by flicking in a header of his own to push the score to 4-1.

Magee beat out Montreal Impact attacker Ignacio Piatti, New England Revolution forward Diego Fagundez and New York City FC midfielder Tommy McNamara for this week’s honors.

What did you think of Magee’s performance? Which player stood out the most to you?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. So was Magee’s ‘want to go back to Chicago, my home town” a line to save face when the Galaxy essentially traded him for Robbie Rogers? Or did the dismal experience with the Fire make LA a lot more attractive?

  2. 2 goals as a substitute on opening day?

    Now we have official confirmation Mike Magee is Bradley Cooper in Limitless.

  3. Mike is so old school, he just goes out there and gives 100% every minute he’s on the field, great to watch. Hopefully he can be that ‘X’ Factor again for the Galaxy

  4. The whole game switched at half when he came in. With Gio, the Gals looked stagnant and old. Magee was truly deserving of this award. He directly led to four goals…truly an MVP performance.


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