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Chicago Fire ace Magee lands MLS MVP award

Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee has won the 2013 MLS Most Valuable Player award.

The 29-year old capped off a fantastic individual season by being voted in by peers, media and MLS club officials to become the first-ever Fire player to land the MVP prize.

Magee started the 2013 season with the LA Galaxy, where he had been since arriving from New York Red Bulls in 2009, scoring six goals in 10 outings before he was traded to Chicago.

After returning to his hometown, Magee scored 15 goals in 22 appearances for the Fire but was unable to guide them into the Eastern Conference playoffs as they finished sixth, missing out by virtue of goal difference to Montreal Impact.

Magee, who ended with 21 goals to finish second behind Vancouver Whitecaps star Camilo Sanvezzo on the Golden Boot chart, beat Galaxy skipper Robbie Keane, Impact ace Marco Di Vaio and New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill to the award, joining a who's who of MLS' top players on the MVP list in the process

MLS MVP winners

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

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