MTA is very excited to announce that, because of this fundraiser, MTA members, coaches and families will be able to have a very special guest speaker in Amos Magee talk to the club. Amos will speak to all of the club members and their families about his journey from playing youth soccer in Minnesota through currently coaching with the Portland Timbers in the MLS Playoffs.
MTA Coaching Clinic
As part of the event, Amos will run a coaching clinic for MTA Coaches where he will focus on the ideas that have made the Portland Timbers the best team to watch in the MLS.
The exact date and times will be announced soon.
From the Portland Timbers website: www.portlandtimbers.com
Amos Magee joined the Portland coaching staff for the Timbers’ inaugural Major League Soccer season in 2011. He was an assistant coach for two seasons with Portland’s second-division club from 2009-10.
With the Timbers, Magee helped coach the team to back-to-back playoff appearances, win the 2009 USL First Division regular-season championship and assemble a league-record, 24-game unbeaten streak in 2009. Following a 13-year playing career, he joined the coaching ranks as a player/assistant coach in 2004 with the Minnesota Thunder of United Soccer Leagues. Magee served as the Thunder head coach from 2006-08 and also coached with the U.S. Maccabi Men’s Open Team prior to joining the Timbers. In 2007, he led the U.S. Maccabi Men’s Open Team to a gold-medal performance at the Maccabi Pan-American Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
A native of St. Paul, Minn., Magee spent most of his 13-year playing career with the Minnesota Thunder (1991-2004), but also played parts of three seasons in MLS with the Tampa Bay Mutiny (2000-01) and Chicago Fire (2001-02). A forward, he recorded 64 goals and 39 assists for the Thunder, becoming the club’s all-time career scoring leader. Magee led the Thunder to six finals appearances and the USL First Division title in 1999; he was named the MVP of the finals with a pair of assists in the championship match. He was a two-time all-league selection, including a USL First Division All-League first-team nod in 1998. For his accomplishments as a player, he was inducted into the USL Hall of Fame in 2008 and is a member of the Minnesota Thunder Hall of Fame Class of 2005.
He had a standout collegiate career at Wesleyan University (Conn.) and finished as the school’s all-time leading scorer. Magee was inducted into the Wesleyan University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008.
Magee holds a USSF ‘A’ coaching license.