Galaxy rebound nicely, while a Vancouver goalie steps up

Monday July 8th, 2013
Robbie Rogers had an assist against Dallas and turned in his best performance since joining the Galaxy.
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Strident words; surprising, too. This was not a veteran issuing a pep talk to a struggling side. The defeat was Chicago's first loss since May 18; Magee himself played well, scored, and is in stunning form, with five goals in six MLS games. And he only joined the Fire on May 25. Yet he already feels settled enough to call out his teammates after a loss that, while disappointing, was hardly unexpected. This was Magee assuming a leadership role and demanding higher standards -- from a position of power, given his current prolific scoring. A member of the supporting cast with the Los Angeles Galaxy, the forward seems determined to be the leading man in Chicago.

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