Irish international record goalscorer Robbie Keane has again reiterated his desire to see Chicago Fire striker Mike Magee, join him in the Irish national team.
Keane, who is back in Dublin for Christmas, recuperating from recent Achilles surgery, was informed by the Chicago hitman of his Irish heritage and his willingness to investigate the link. Of Magee the Irish international said, “His whole family is Irish. His grandfather or father. I’d say he would play for us. He definitely would like to but he’s probably waiting for that American call-up. He’s not an international. How he hasn’t got it I don’t know.”
Magee, along with Keane is a finalist for this year’s Major League Soccer’s Most Valuable Player award, which will be announced on December 5th. His club, Chicago Fire missed out on the MLS Playoffs on goal difference, but the striker was rampant throughout the regular season, with 21 goals and 4 assists. Given his contribution throughout the year, Magee can consider himself unlucky to have not been included in Jürgen Klinsmann’s US Men’s National Team squad for their most recent set of fixtures.