07/16/2014 02:56 pm ET

This Is The Soccer-Themed 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Parody We Deserve

If you find yourself lying in bed with a serious case of World Cup withdrawal, and are thinking of playing hooky until you recover: we've got the video for you.

Chicago Fire striker and 2013 Major League Soccer MVP Mike Magee -- who happens to be in the running for "Best MLS Player" at tonight's ESPY awards -- stars in a "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" parody, above, that's tailor made for soccer fans.

In addition to several Chicago Fire coaches and players, the video has some pretty great cameos by American footballers: Sydney LeRoux of the U.S. Women's National Team plays a sultry Sloane, teeammate and goalkeeper Hope Solo looks like she's having a blast as the revenge-seeking Joanie Bueller, and U.S. Men's National Team defender Omar Gonzalez is a practically flawless Cameron. French soccer legend and MLS player Thierry Henry, former USMNT coach Bruce Arena, USMNT midfielder Michael Bradley and comedian Judah Friedlander have some great blink-and-you'll-miss-them cameos, too.

The video was a joint effort by the Chicago Fire, MLS, and Kick TV, a YouTube offshoot of MLS digital. Magee shot his scenes in the pre-season and earlier this spring in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, according to the Fire.

Coming just days after the World Cup final, the video is also a conveniently-timed plug for the MLS, which is no doubt looking to hold on to some of last month's record-setting soccer viewership.

Want more Magee than you get above? Watch the extended cut on YouTube


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