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Should Mike Magee get a U.S. National Team call up?

Mike Magee has impressed many in the soccer media, but it hasn't as yet resulted in a call up to the national team. Is it time Jurgen Klinsmann gave him a serious look?

Magee is on fire all right.
Magee is on fire all right.

Cobi Jones thinks so, as the Galaxy legend openly pondered the idea during Saturday's LA-Vancouver broadcast. And why not? With six goals in nine matches so far this year, the mercurial fan favorite is obviously playing with confidence to spare.

Ok, it might be a tad premature to suggest a call up to the A team, after all, despite some time at the youth levels, Magee has never earned a senior cap. But he certainly deserves a look for the Gold Cup.

As the league has continued to grow in quality, the U.S. National Team has become more comfortable with rewarding players for performing at an elite level. The Gold Cup in particular is a valuable opportunity for up and coming players to make an impression on the international stage. Jurgen Klinsmann has already announced the roster will be MLS and Scandinavian based. And it's hard not to argue that Mike Magee, along with Jack McInerney and perhaps Will Bruin, have been the top attacking threats in MLS so far this season, and have done the most to earn their way into contention.

Magee has a lot to offer. His first touch, ability to keep possession in tight spaces and combination play are all excellent. And of course, there's his finishing ability, an area the U.S. has sorely lacked in. Perhaps no one in MLS has been more clutch at scoring timely goals the past few years than Mike Magee.

The 28 year old also brings leadership abilities, and is a proven difference maker. His versatility is another plus, as he can effectively operate on the wing or up top. He might not wow anyone with his pace, but his intelligent passing and scoring ability make him a dangerous asset. His six goals have been especially impressive considering the Galaxy has been juggling their lineup and neither Robbie Keane or Landon Donovan have been at full strength all year.

If Magee can continue his strong start to the season, there's no reason why he shouldn't get a call up.