Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Galaxy fans need not worry despite the loss of David Beckham and the uncertain return of Landon Donovan.

In their opening game, the Galaxy have found a new scoring threat in midfielder Mike Magee, who netted his first hat trick to carry them to a 4-0 rout of the Chicago Fire at Home Depot Center.

"You see the quality that he has," said Robbie Keane, who partnered Magee up front and played key roles in all three of the strikes before scoring one of his own near the finish.

"The three goals that he scored were exceptional goals. ... It was one of those things. Sometimes you just hit everything and it hits the back of the net. Mikey had one of those days today," Keane added.

Magee volleyed home the first just inside the right post in the 38th minute after Todd Dunivant's deflected pass soared his way.

Then, Magee found the far-post netting from Keane's defense-splitting ball from the top of the box in the 68th minute.

He saved the best for last, taking a rebound on his chest and volleying it in off the bounce in the 74th minute.

Magee made all three goals with his left foot.

"What can you say, three goals?" Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena said. "I don't think his first 30 minutes were as good as I'd like to see."

With his three-goal performance, Magee is now two goals away from matching his output last season.

The New York Red Bulls, then the MetroStars, traded Brad Davis to nab Magee with the fourth pick of the 2003 draft.

At 18 years, 236 days, Magee became New York's youngest-ever goal scorer for New York, tallying the game winner at Columbus. He finished his rookie season with seven goals in 19 starts.

After injuries robbed him of parts or all of the next three seasons, Magee's career got a new lease when he was traded by the Red Bulls to the Galaxy in exchange for a second round pick in 2009.

In his five seasons, with the Galaxy, Magee has scored 16 goals.