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Chicago's Mike Magee named MLS MVP

Here's the release from the league:

Major League Soccer today announced that Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee was voted the Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player for the 2013 season.

Today at approximately 4:30 p.m. ET, Magee will receive the award and be presented to media in the Kansas City area covering MLS Cup 2013.

Magee, 29, came to the Fire in a trade on May 25 from the LA Galaxy and made an immediate impact with the club. In 22 games with Chicago, Magee scored 15 goals and tallied four assists. Prior to joining the Fire, Magee scored six goals with the Galaxy, bringing his season total to 21 goals – the second most in MLS this season. Prior to this year, the most goals Magee had scored in a single season was seven with the MetroStars back in 2003.

The Chicago native was voted MLS Player of the Month twice and MLS Player of the Week once during the 2013 season. He was honored as the Fire’s 2013 MVP. Since entering MLS in 2003, Magee has scored a total of 57 goals in league play.

The award was voted on by media, MLS players and MLS club management based on regular season performance. The other two finalists were LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane and Montreal Impact forward Marco Di Vaio.

All-Time MLS Most Valuable Players:2013: Mike Magee – Chicago Fire 2012: Chris Wondolowski – San Jose Earthquakes2011: Dwayne De Rosario – D.C. United2010: David Ferreira – FC Dallas2009: Landon Donovan – LA Galaxy2008: Guillermo Barros Schelotto – Columbus Crew2007: Luciano Emilio – D.C. United2006: Christian Gómez – D.C. United2005: Taylor Twellman – New England Revolution2004: Amado Guevara – MetroStars2003: Preki – Kansas City Wizards2002: Carlos Ruiz – LA Galaxy2001: Alex Pineda Chacón – Miami Fusion2000: Tony Meola – Kansas City Wizards1999: Jason Kreis – Dallas Burn1998: Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United1997: Preki – Kansas City Wizards1996: Carlos Valderrama – Tampa Bay Mutiny