LA Galaxy midfielder Mike Magee says new teammate Christian Wilhelmsson has made a big impact.

The Swede has quickly established himself at the Galaxy.

"There are times where I'll make a long run across the field and it was nice to see him standing there where I'm supposed to run 80 yards to get to," Magee told the club's website.

"That freedom is something that I had in my earlier years when I played with Eddie Gaven [during his time with the MetroStars]. We played really freely and it was enjoyable. It's hard for defenses and if you get stuck on one side and not finding the ball then you can always switch and float around. It's been great."