MLS Cup 2013

Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee voted 2013 Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player

The 2013 season continues to be a magical one for Magic Mike.

MLS on Thursday announced that Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee was voted the 2013 Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player and will receive his award in a formal presentation in Kansas City, site of MLS Cup 2013.

The 29-year-old enjoyed by far the best season of his career, scoring 21 goals, good for second in the league as well as a personal best. A midseason trade from the LA Galaxy to his hometown Chicago Fire only added to his hot streak -- after bagging six goals with the defending MLS Cup champs, he netted 15 in 22 games with the Fire.

Magee's weighted vote total (98.81) beat out two established international goalscorers -- his former Galaxy teammate Robbie Keane (58.56) and Montreal top scorer Marco Di Vaio (35.42). He becomes only the second player to win the award from a team that didn't make the postseason after Dwayne De Rosario in 2011.

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

ALL-TIME MLS MVPs
2013: Mike Magee – Chicago Fire
2012: Chris Wondolowski – San Jose Earthquakes
2011: Dwayne De Rosario – D.C. United
2010: David Ferreira – FC Dallas
2009: Landon Donovan – LA Galaxy
2008: Guillermo Barros Schelotto – Columbus Crew
2007: Luciano Emilio – D.C. United
2006: Christian Gómez – D.C. United
2005: Taylor Twellman – New England Revolution
2004: Amado Guevara – MetroStars
2003: Preki – Kansas City Wizards
2002: Carlos Ruiz – LA Galaxy
2001: Alex Pineda Chacón – Miami Fusion
2000: Tony Meola – Kansas City Wizards
1999: Jason Kreis – Dallas Burn
1998: Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United
1997: Preki – Kansas City Wizards
1996: Carlos Valderrama – Tampa Bay Mutiny