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LA Galaxy Midfielder Mike Magee Voted MLS Player of the Week

LA Galaxy Midfielder Mike Magee Voted MLS Player of the Week
NEW YORK (Tuesday, March 8, 2016) – LA Galaxy midfielder Mike Magee was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for the first week of the 2016 MLS season.
Amidst the highest goal-scoring opening weekend ever in MLS history, Magee stood out by powering the Galaxy with two goals and an assist in the team’s 4-1 victory over D.C. United. An MLS Cup champion with the Galaxy in 2011 and 2012, Magee gave the familiar hometown crowd a show in his first league appearance since re-joining the Galaxy as a Free Agent this offseason.
After trailing most of the match, the Galaxy struck even when Magee, who subbed on in the second half, sent a curling corner kick into the box that Daniel Steres headed home in the 54th minute (Watch Assist). Minutes later, Magee gave LA the lead for good in the 64th minute, drawing D.C. goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra out from between the posts momentarily before sending a sublime chip shot into the back corner of the net for his first goal in MLS league action since 2014 (Watch Goal).  
Magee added to his impressive homecoming by drawing a penalty kick in the 82nd minute, which Robbie Keane converted to give the Galaxy a 3-1 lead, and finished the night with a slick header off a Steven Gerrard free kick in the 87th minute for his second tally (Watch Goal).
The LA Galaxy return to action this Saturday on the road against the Colorado Rapids in the team’s first away game of the season (7 p.m. ET., MLS LIVE).
The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.