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The former LA Galaxy star had a season to remember after he was traded to Chicago last spring.

Major League Soccer announced on Thursday that Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee has been named the 2013 Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player.

Magee was traded to the Fire in May from the LA Galaxy and followed the move with 15 goals and four assists in 22 games with the Fire.

His total goal haul of 21, with the other six coming prior to the trade, was second in the league, tripling his previous personal high mark for goals in a season.

Magee, a Chicago native, was the only American to finish in the top four of the voting, with Robbie Keane, Marco Di Vaio and Tim Cahill finishing in second, third and fourth, respectively, in the total voting for the league's top individual honor.

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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