Fittest loser
Article updated: 3/3/2013 9:16 PM

Fire routed by Galaxy

  • Article
text size: AAA
By Associated Press

CARSON, Calif. -- The post-David Beckham era is off to a rousing start for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Mike Magee scored three times and the Galaxy beat the Chicago Fire 4-0 in the first game of the season for the two-time defending MLS champions.

Advertisement

Magee volleyed home a deflected cross in the 38th minute, converted Robbie Keane's pass in the 68th and finished a rebound in the 74th. Keane then finished the scoring in the 80th minute.

The Galaxy, transitioning to a new style of attack after Beckham's departure to French club Paris Saint-Germain, dictated most of the action in a game played largely between the 18-yard boxes.

"You see the quality that he has," said Keane, who played a role in all 3 of Magee's goals. "The 3 goals that he scored were exceptional goals. ... It was one of those things. Sometimes you just hit everything and it hits the back of the net. Mikey had one of those days today."

It was the Chicago-born Magee's first career hat trick and just his second multigoal game in 11 MLS seasons.

"It was cool," Magee said. "The hat trick was cool, the win was cool, and the best part of the day was getting the rings."

The Fire had two good scoring chances, but Chris Rolfe shot wide after Galaxy goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini's giveaway in the 32nd minute and Cudicini deflected a Maicon Santos free kick over the crossbar in the 60th.

Comments ()
We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.

This article filed under

Latest Video
Sports Calendar

MostViewed

Today
Yesterday
Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad

    MarketsReport

    DHExtras

       
    • Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North

    FacebookActivity

    BusinessDirectory

    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.