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