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Thursday, December 5, 2013
Fire's Mike Magee named MLS MVP

By ESPN Staff

Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee was named the 2013 MLS Most Valuable Player, the league announced Thursday.

Magee, 29, had a career-best season, scoring 21 goals, second in the league. He was traded midseason from the LA Galaxy to his hometown Chicago Fire but his performance was unwavered -- he netted six goals with the defending MLS Cup champs, then scored 15 in 22 games with the Fire.

Magee's weighted vote total (98.81) beat out two established international goalscorers -- former Galaxy teammate Robbie Keane (58.56) and Montreal top scorer Marco Di Vaio (35.42).