Amos Magee

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Amos Magee
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-09-07) September 7, 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Wesleyan University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–2003 Minnesota Thunder ? (64)
2000 Tampa Bay Mutiny (loan) 7 (0)
2001–2002 Chicago Fire (loan) 6 (2)
Teams managed
2006–2008 Minnesota Thunder
2007 US Maccabi
2009–2010 Portland Timbers (USL) (assistant)
2011–2013 Portland Timbers (assistant)
2011–2013 Portland Timbers Reserves
2014–2016 D.C. United (assistant)
2014–2015 D.C. United U-23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Amos Magee
Medal record
Representing  United States
Football
Maccabiah Games
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Maccabiah Football

Amos Magee (born September 7, 1971) is the Director of Player Personnel for Minnesota United FC. Magee received his bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and his masters in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota.[1] He was most recently an assistant coach for the D.C. United of Major League Soccer and the head coach of the D.C. United U-23.

Soccer career[edit]

Magee grew up in St. Paul, MN, where he attended St. Paul Academy, and played for the local soccer team, the St. Paul Blackhawks. In college, Magee helped lead Wesleyan University to an ECAC Championship and school-best record of 15–1–1 in 1991. Playing up front with his wing-man Vezir "Fitzwilly" Ajro, the Cardinal 1–2 punch dominated NESCAC soccer in that era, and Magee is the Cardinals all-time leading scorer (35 goals and 85 points), was a NCAA D III All-American in 1992 and is now a member of the Wesleyan University Hall of Fame.[2] Magee played for the Minnesota Thunder for 12 seasons, is its all-time leading scorer, and was inducted into the USL Hall of Fame in 2008.[3] He had several loan stints as a player with Major League Soccer sides, one season with the Tampa Bay Mutiny and two with the Chicago Fire. During his professional career, he played with the likes of Carlos Valderrama, Tony Sanneh, Hristo Stoichkov, Ante Razov and Manny Lagos.

Coaching career[edit]

In December 2007, Magee coached the US Maccabi squad to the gold medal of the 2007 Pan American Maccabiah in Buenos Aires. Magee resigned as Thunder manager on July 22, 2008, halfway through the 2008 season.[4] He was succeeded on an interim basis by Don Gramenz.

On November 21, 2008 Magee was inducted into the United Soccer Leagues Hall of Fame. The same day he was also named Director of Soccer Development for the Portland Timbers of the USL First Division.[5]

In the winter of 2013 Magee left the Portland Timbers for family reasons. He soon was hired as the D.C. United's U-23 Head Coach and assistant to the First Team [6]

In November 2016 Magee left D.C. United to become the Director of Player Personnel for the MLS expansion team Minnesota United FC. [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NSC Minnesota Stars Will Conduct School Supply Drive August 21 Game v Portland". insidemnsoccer.com. 
  2. ^ "Amos H. Magee '93, Hall of Fame, Athletics – Wesleyan University". wesleyan.edu. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 2, 2009. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  4. ^ La Vaque, David (July 22, 2008) "Magee out as Thunder coach"[permanent dead link] Star Tribune
  5. ^ Timbers Public Relations (November 21, 2008)"Timbers add Amos Magee to team's staff" Archived February 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Amos Magee joins D.C. United as U-23 Head Coach and Assistant Coach to the First Team (March 7, 2014)[1]
  7. ^ "Amos Magee Joins MNUFC". Minnesota United FC. November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 17, 2016.