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Chicago Fire's Magee: I learnt plenty from LA Galaxy greats Beckham, Keane, Donovan

Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee has revealed how much he loved working alongside the likes of David Beckham, Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan.

The 29-year old spent a few seasons playing with former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder Beckham, as well as ex-Tottenham striker Keane and Galaxy great Donovan, and said the trio certainly helped him improve into the player who won the 2013 MLS MVP.

"I learned a lot from those guys, a ton," Magee told the NY Times. "I took a little from each guy.

"David, as big a celebrity as he was, didn't take days off. I realized that if he's not taking days off and is first in every sprint, I have to do the same.

"Robbie was one of the biggest influences. He never let up and tried to score in five-a-side. He is so hungry day in and day out.

"Landon, in my opinion, is the best American soccer player ever. I saw his blueprint, what it takes to succeed and how he handled himself. I got everything I needed and more, and I attribute a lot of it to those guys."

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