It seems Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee is not just a great goalscorer but also a fine actor too, having taken on the huge task of spoofing the classic 1986 movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
For those oblivious to the iconic film’s plot, it tells the story of a single, event-filled day when Ferris, played by Matthew Broderick, skips school to romp around the city of Chicago with his reluctant best friend and girlfriend, while attempting to avoid the Dean of Students, his resentful sister and his parents.
Starring in the leading role, the reigning MLS MVP calls on help from the likes of Thierry Henry, US internationals Omar Gonzalez and Michael Bradley, MLS legend Dwayne De Rosario, former US head coach Bruce Arena, and US women’s national team standouts Sydney Leroux and Hope Solo, who all feature in this genius recreation by KickTV.
A cult figure in MLS, Magee scored 21 goals over the course of the 2013 season to earn MVP honours and a call-up to the US national team in January, but this may just be the best performance he’s ever pulled off.
Below is the original trailer for comparison. I'd say they definitely did it justice.