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Mike Magee announces retirement from professional soccer

Magic Mike has mesmerized his last MLS defender. 

Mike Magee, who joined his hometown Chicago Fire midseason in 2013 and scored 15 goals en route to that season's MLS MVP honors, announced his retirement from professional soccer Wednesday after 15 MLS seasons. Magee, 32, scored 28 goals across 60 competitive appearances for the Men In Red (2013-15) -- leaving him tied for sixth on Chicago's all-time list -- and totaled 70 MLS regular-season goals during his time in New York, Chicago and two stints in Los Angeles.

Magee also left his stamp away from the pitch while in Chicago, both in the community as well as on screen with his memorable portrayal of "Mike Magee's Day Off."

“I have been fortunate to enjoy an incredible 14-year career in Major League Soccer,” Magee said in a press release published on “It has been an honor to represent the New York Red Bulls, Chicago Fire and the LA Galaxy and to be a part of a league that continues to grow so rapidly in this country. I am extremely thankful to everyone that has supported, inspired and guided me on and off the field throughout my time as a professional. I look forward to the next step in this journey as a spend time with my family and friends.”

Magee's full statement on retirement can be seen in the Instagram post below. Thanks to Magic Mike for the memories and best of luck in the future!