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Mike Magee to Steaua Bucharest?

Posted on 11 January 2010 by ASN Staff

Mike Magee: Bucharest bound?

LA Galaxy midfielder/forward Mike Magee is close to a deal with Romanian side Steaua Bucharest, reports out of Romania indicate (links to Google-translated version of story). A different Romanian Web site says Magee is only one of a few players the club is considering.

Magee just completed his first season with the LA Galaxy after six with the New York Red Bulls and Metrostars. He scored the opening goal of MLS Cup 2009 in the team’s losing effort to Real Salt Lake.

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Magee shipped to LA for draft pick

Posted on 15 January 2009 by ASN Staff

Magee is taking his shtick to L.A.

Red Bull New York announced today that it has acquired a second round 2010 MLS SuperDraft pick from the Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for midfielder/forward Mike Magee.

The 24-year old recorded five goals and an assist in 26 games played in 2008. Prior to today’s trade, the Chicago, IL native was the longest-tenured Red Bull, having been with the club since 2003. Magee, who was drafted in the first round (fourth overall) in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft, was third all-time in club history in games played (130) and was the team’s sixth-leading goalscorer (23).

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Red Bulls triple up Houston for third straight

Posted on 24 August 2008 by Nathaniel E. Baker

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No Rojas? No problem. The resurgent New York Red Bulls had little difficulty in shutting down the defending champion Houston Dynamo, who were obviously tired from their midweek victory over Real Salt Lake. Juan Pablo Angel, Dane Richards and Mike Magee scored for the home side, who have won their last three games, not lost in five and not been scored on in 254 minutes.

“We as a coaching staff are extremely pleased and proud of the effort today by the whole team,” said Red Bulls head coach Juan Carlos Osorio after the game. “Hopefully we can build on these past three games here and continue adding points in trying to achieve our main goal, which is to make the playoffs.”

Jorge Rojas, who is stuck in Venezuela due to visa issues, was not the only Red Bulls starter missing from the lineup. Gabriel Cichero was suspended due to his red card in last weekend’s game against Toronto FC and Jeff Parke was nursing an injury picked up in that same game. Rojas is expected to rejoin the team next week and be in the starting lineup against DC United on Saturday.

Newcomer Diego Jimenez, one of four players to join the team last month, got the first start of his MLS career, replacing Cichero on the back line. In place of Parke, Chris Leitch moved back into the starting lineup. “The guys who got the chance today took it with both hands and made the best of it,” said Osorio. “I think [Jimenez] deserves to be praised because of the way he played today.”

The Red Bulls “look like a team now,” the coach added. “We can attack. We have some threat on the flanks […] defensively, I think we’re doing a better job.”

In the visiting locker room, Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear dismissed suggestions fatigue played a result in his team’s performance. “”We have a good enough squad, we move players in and out,” said Kinnear. “I think individually and collectively, we didn’t meet the standard that we set in the last couple of games and to go down a goal and not play well is tough no matter where you’re at.”

After getting the maximum nine points from their three game home stand, the Red Bulls now play three of their next four games on the road. First up is the rubber match against arch rival DC United (the teams split their first two games).

“DC will be a different threat, a different team,” said Osorio. “It’s just great that we have more competition for places […] more options and hopefully I can decide what is best for the club.”

Match Facts

Houston Dynamo (8-5-8) vs. New York Red Bulls (8-6-7)
Aug. 24, 2008, Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

Scoring Summary:
NY — Juan Pablo Angel 8 (Dave van den Bergh 3, Mike Magee 1) 8
NY — Dane Richards 1 (Seth Stammler 3) 26
NY — Mike Magee 4 (Diego Jimenez 1) 60

Lineups:

Houston Dynamo — Pat Onstad, Craig Waibel (Corey Ashe 75), Bobby Boswell, Eddie Robinson (Geoff Cameron 62), Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan, Ricardo Clark, Dwayne De Rosario (Stuart Holden 56), Brad Davis, Nate Jaqua, Kei Kamara.

Substitutes Not Used: Tony Caig, Brian Ching, Patrick Ianni, Richard Mulrooney

New York Red Bulls — Jon Conway, Diego Jimenez, Andrew Boyens, Chris Leitch, Kevin Goldthwaite, Dane Richards, Juan Pietravallo, Seth Stammler, Dave van den Bergh (Danleigh Borman 64), Mike Magee (Sinisa Ubiparipovic 79), Juan Pablo Angel (John Wolyniec 64).

Substitutes Not Used: Danny Cepero, Hunter Freeman, John Gilkerson, Luke Sassano

Statistics:

New York Red Bulls / Houston Dynamo
total shots: 12 (Angel 3, Richards 3) / 11 (Brad Davis 3)
shots on goal: 6 (Magee 2, Richards 2) / 4 (4 tied with 1)
fouls: 14 (Stammler 3) / 14 (Kei Kamara 3)
offsides: 3 (3 tied with 1) /3 (Dwayne De Rosario 2)
corner kicks:2 (Magee 1, Borman 1) / 8 (Brad Davis 3, De Rosario 3)
saves: 4 (Jon Conway 4) / 3 (Pat Onstad 3)

Misconduct Summary:
NY — Seth Stammler (caution; Tactical Foul) 21
HOU — Brian Mullan (caution; Reckless Tackle) 40
NY — Mike Magee (caution; Reckless Foul) 72
NY — Chris Leitch (caution; Delaying a Restart) 76

Referee: Edvin Jurisevic
Referee’s Assistants: Steven Taylor; Greg Barkey
4th official: Lee Suckle
time of game: 1:50
attendance: 12,549
weather: Partly Cloudy -and- 82 degrees

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Bulls top TFC for first winning streak of the season

Posted on 18 August 2008 by Nathaniel E. Baker

Finally, the Bulls have something to smile about ©Fernando Rendon/ASN

It took a little while but the New York Red Bulls finally have their first bonafide winning streak of the 2008 season, thanks to its 2-0 defeat of Toronto FC on Sunday evening at Giants Stadium. “Fantastic result… great effort. Some outstanding individual performances,” was how head coach Juan Carlos Osorio summarized matters in the post game press conference.

Asked to specify individual standouts Osorio said “Juan Pietravallo was terrific today in midfield, when he was playing basically by himself as an anchorman…Jon [Conway] came up strong and big when we needed it most… Mike Magee: very effective; Dane Richards when he came in… and Jorge [Rojas].”

Magee put the home team up in the 37th minute on a clearing pass from Seth Stammler for his second goal in as many games (the first time in his career he has scored in back-to-back games). New York buckled down defensively after defender Gabriel Cichero was sent off with a straight red card one minute into the second half.

Cichero saw red, unjustly he felt ©Fernando Rendon/ASN

Cichero’s expulsion came when the Venezuelan defender was judged to have thrown an elbow when contesting a head ball. “I just went up to win the ball,” Cichero recalled afterwards. “I always jump with my arms up to protect my face. If you jump with your arms down you’re going to get hurt.”

Both coach and player thought the straight red card a harsh punishment for incidental contact. “I would like to see the review but I don’t think it was that bad,” said Osorio. “Probably a yellow card but I thought it was a little bit much.”
“The referees are pretty strange here, pretty hard,” said Cichero. “But you just gotta get used to it.”

Rojas makes a run ©Fernando Rendon/ASNAfter the expulsion, the Red Bulls switched to a four man backline with Pietravallo in front of the defense, three midfielders and one striker. “Seth Stammler was fantastic when he went to the right fullback position,” said Osorio. The move paid off as Toronto did not seriously threaten the Red Bulls goal in the final minutes. Juan Pablo Angel put the game on ice in stoppage time on a breakaway, tapping home a pass from Richards.

“I think it shows a lot of character,” Angel said of the win. “There’s still a lot of games to go, but I’m very pleased we’re picking the pace up right now and we’re winning against two teams from the same conference.”

The Red Bulls D was aggressive and mostly error free ©Fernando Rendon/ASN

With the win, New York keeps pace with archrival DC United, who won at Chicago on Saturday night. The two teams are level with 28 points, though DC has a game in hand and a better goal difference, giving them fourth place to New York’s fifth. Toronto and Kansas City have slipped off the pace a bit, trailing DC and New York by three points each. If the season were to end today, the Red Bulls would get the eighth and final playoff birth.

But there is still plenty to play for and Red Bull players and staff are visibly confident about the team–possibly for the first time all season. “If you analyze the 90 minutes I think we truly deserved the three points,” said Osorio. “I’m very pleased with the team effort and hopefully we can continue like that.”

ASN home team Player Rankings

Starting Lineup:
Jon Conway (8/10). Brilliant first half save kept team level.
Kevin Goldthwaite (7/10). Solid if unspectacular.
Seth Stammler (9/10). Played his best game of the season, displayed versatility, poise and vision.
Mike Magee (8/10). Taking to the striker role well.
Juan Pablo Angel (7/10). Another solid performance.
Dave van den Bergh (6/10). Did what he needed to. With new arrivals his role on the team appears to be decreasing somewhat.
Jorge Rojas (6/10). Didn’t see enough of him. Perhaps the forward role not to his liking? Seems better-suited in midfield.
Gabriel Cichero (incomplete; left game in 46th minute due to red card)
Juan Pietravallo (9/10). Excellent job anchoring the defensive midfield. Is starting to come into his own.
Luke Sassano (7/10). Nice job defensively. Played his position well.
Jeff Parke (incomplete; left game in 26th minute with injury)

Substitutes

Dane Richards (7/10). Strong showing off the bench, nice job on the stoppage time breakaway. But seriously, learn some new moves and show some muscle on the ball, please.
Andrew Boyens (6/10). Solid performance. No complaints.

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Match Facts

Toronto FC (7-9-4) vs. New York Red Bulls (7-6-7)
August 17, 2008 — Giants Stadium

Scoring Summary:

NY — Mike Magee 3 (Seth Stammler 2) 37
NY — Juan Pablo Angel 7 (Dane Richards 4, Jorge Rojas 4) 92+

Lineups:
Toronto FC — Greg Sutton, Nana Attakora-Gyan, Julius James, Marco Velez, Jim Brennan, Rohan Ricketts, Kevin Harmse, Carl Robinson, Chad Barrett, Laurent Robert (Danny Dichio 46) (Jarrod Smith 49), Abdus Ibrahim (Johann Smith 46).

Substitutes Not Used: Brian Edwards, Tyler Hemming, Tyler Rosenlund, Marvell Wynne

New York Red Bulls — Jon Conway, Jeff Parke (Andrew Boyens 25), Luke Sassano (Dane Richards 62), Gabriel Cichero, Kevin Goldthwaite, Juan Pietravallo, Seth Stammler, Dave van den Bergh, Mike Magee, Jorge Rojas, Juan Pablo Angel.

Substitutes Not Used: Danleigh Borman, Carlos Mendes, Caleb Patterson-Sewell, Sinisa Ubiparipovic, John Wolyniec

Statistics:
New York Red Bulls/Toronto FC
total shots: 12 (Juan Pablo Angel 5)/14 (Rohan Ricketts 4)
shots on goal: 5 (Juan Pablo Angel 3)/4 (Rohan Ricketts 3)
fouls: 14 (Dave van den Bergh 3)/8 (Chad Barrett 2, Rohan Ricketts 2)
offsides: 2 (Angel 1, Luke Sassano 1)/4 (Abdus Ibrahim 2, Ricketts 2)
corner kicks: 6 (Mike Magee 3, Jorge Rojas 3)/5 (Ricketts 3)
saves: 4 (Jon Conway 4)/3 (Greg Sutton 3)

Misconduct Summary:
NY — Andrew Boyens (caution; Reckless Tackle) 33
NY — Dave van den Bergh (caution; Reckless Foul) 46+
TOR — Jim Brennan (caution; Reckless Foul) 46+
NY — Gabriel Cichero (ejection; Serious Foul Play) 46
TOR — Kevin Harmse (caution; Reckless Tackle) 52

Referee: Terry Vaughn
Referee’s Assistants: Michael Salyers; James Conlee
4th official: Lee Suckle
time of game: 1:50
attendance: 11,119
weather: Partly Cloudy -and- 85 degrees

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Bulls blast DC behind Angel

Posted on 11 August 2008 by Nathaniel E. Baker

Juan Pablo Angel scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season as the New York Red Bulls their archrival D.C. United, 4-1, before 15,038 at Giants Stadium on Sunday night. The win pulls the Red Bulls into a four-way tie for fourth place in the Eastern Conference and into the thick of the playoff race.

“We showed character and resilience,” a pleased Angel said after the match. “We won a very difficult game against a decent side.”

D.C. United opened the scoring in the 16th minute when Luciano Emilio pushed a pass to Fred, who then crossed one from the right side into the box and Jamie Moreno nodded it past Jon Conway. Angel levelled the score on a bending direct kick from the left side just outside of the 18-year box. Angel’s bending shot around the wall tucked inside the left post in the 27th minute. Mike Magee closed out the first half scoring in the 45th minute with his second of the season when he buried a clearance by D.C. United defender Marc Burch after a Dave van den Bergh cross from the left side.

“I feel like my legs are getting healthy and my legs are more fit,” Magee said of his efforts. “Obviously it feels good to get a goal, but just to have the team come together like we did today is a good enough feeling as it is.”

Angel scored his second of the night in the 50th minute when he raced under a van den Bergh header and lofted it from just inside the 18-yard box over goalkeeper Zach Wells towards the net. D.C.’s Pat Carroll tried to clear it off the line but the ball hit the right post and bounced into the net. Sinisa Ubiparipovic closed the scoring in the 87th minute when he finished a perfect feed from Jorge Rojas and redirected the ball into the lower right hand corner. For Ubiparipovic, it was his first career MLS goal.

“I think that we got what we deserved,” said Red Bulls head coach Juan Carlos Osorio. “All the guys today showed great commitment and they executed and carried out the way we planned the game.”

View highlights of the match on mlsnet.com

Match Facts

New York Red Bulls (6-6-7, 25 pts.) vs. DC United (8-9-1, 25 pts)
Aug. 10, 2008 – Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

Scoring Summary:
DCU – Jamie Moreno 8 (Fred, Lucian Emilio) 16′
RBNY – Angel 5 (direct kick) 27′
RBNY – Magee 2, 45′
RBNY – Angel 6, 50′
RBNY – Ubiparipovic 1 (Rojas), 87′

Lineups:

New York Red Bulls – Jon Conway, Kevin Goldthwaite, Gabriel Cichero, Jeff Parke, Dave van den Bergh, Juan Pietravallo (Carlos Mendes, 50), Jorge Rojas, Seth Stammler, Luke Sassano (Chris Leitch, 73′), Mike Magee (Sinisa Ubiparipovic, 85), Juan Pablo Angel

Substitutes Not Used: Caleb Sewell-Patterson, Diego Jimenez, Danleigh Borman, Andrew Boyens

TOTAL SHOTS: 14;SHOTS ON GOAL: 7;FOULS: 10;OFFSIDE: 4;CORNER KICKS: 0;SAVES: Conway 1;CAUTIONS: Cichero, Pietravallo, Rojas; EJECTIONS: None.

DC United – Zack Wells, Brian Namoff, Pat Carroll (Gonzalo Martinez, 56′), Devon McTavish, Marc Burch, Fred, Clyde Simms, Joe Vide (Rod Dyachenko, 67′), Ivan Guerrero, Jamie Moreno, Lucian Emilio (Santino Quaranta, 46′).

Substitutes Not Used: James Thorpe, Gonzalo Peralta, Craig Thompson, Quavas Kirk.

TOTAL SHOTS: 10;SHOTS ON GOAL: 2;FOULS: 14;OFFSIDE: 2;CORNER KICKS: 3;SAVES: Wells, 3;CAUTIONS: Moreno, Guerrero, Fred, Namoff; EJECTIONS: None.

Misconduct Summary:
RBNY – Cichero (caution; reckless tackle) 12
RBNY – Pietravallo (caution, reckless foul) 14
DCU – Moreno (caution, tactical foul) 36
DCU – Guerrero (caution, reckless tackle) 69
RBNY – Rojas (caution, reckless foul) 76
DCU – Fred (caution, reckless tackle) 78
DCU – Namoff (caution, reckless foul) 89

Referee: Shane Moody
Referee’s Assistants: Thomas Supple, Nate Clement
4th official: Hilario Grajeda
Attendance: 15,038
Weather: Rain, 75 degrees

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Red Bulls gore San Jose

Posted on 27 April 2008 by Nathaniel E. Baker

The New York Red Bulls beat the San Jose Earthquakes on a second half penalty conversion by Mike Magee. Jozy Altidore added a second in stoppage time to give the Red Bulls a 2-0 win over the expansion Quakes. It was the first win since opening day for Juan Carlos Osorio’s team, who were playing without Juan Pablo Angel.

For most of the game, the Earthquakes were able to stifle New York’s attack. Nick Garcia and Ryan Cochrane were particularly effective in shutting down Altidore, who had few touches in the first 45 minutes. “It was a tough first half,” Altidore admitted after the game. “Something I haven’t faced really before. Nick Garcia and Cochrane; they’re pretty aggressive and it definitely disrupted me a bit and I let it get to me. It wasn’t something that I liked but it’s part of the game and I have to learn how to deal with it.”

A halftime pep talk with Osorio soothed Altidore’s nerves and helped him get back into the game. “I said a couple of things to him at the break and in the second half he dominated the game,” said Osorio. Asked what words of wisdom he imparted unto his teenage striker, Osorio answered “not to let the players get in his head and start personal battles and personal duels on the pitch. Just play football and use his strength and his pace to the benefit of the team and forget about personal issues on the ground.”

It finally paid dividends in the 79th minute when Altidore was brought down just inside the box and the referee pointed to the spot. Juan Pablo Angel, who is normally the team’s designated penalty taker, missed the game with a left hamstring strain leaving the question of who would take the spot kick. “Jozy looked like he wanted it,” said Magee. “But I put on my saddest face and asked him please and he let me.” Magee buried the PK, sending the ball narrowly out of reach of San Jose goalkeeper Joe Cannon. “I knew where I was going the whole time,” he said of his penalty, which was deposited into the right corner of the San Jose goal. “Joe Cannon was actually kind of standing toward the side where I wanted to go. That threw me off a little bit, but I was like ‘man I gotta go there either way.'”

For Magee, a second half substitute who has played sparingly, if at all the past two years and hadn’t scored an MLS goal since 2006, the game was elusive. “It’s been a really long and tough road for me,” he said after the game. “There were a lot of ups and downs, injury problems. To finally get a goal after all the rehab and time spent on a bicycle, is kinda worth it.”

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