Ryan Meara vs. Chicago Fire

New York City FC at Chicago Fire: Spotlight on Ryan Meara

Ryan Meara was called into action on April 24 against the Chicago Fire.

The goalkeeper, who is on a season-long loan from the New York Red Bulls, started for New York City FC in replace of Josh Saunders (suspension). The 24-year-old from Yonkers was making his first start in Major League Soccer since July 8, 2012.

Meara had seven saves in the New York City FC's 1-0 loss to Chicago at Toyota Park. He was at his best during a three-save flurry in the second half, with his first rejection a kick save on David Accam's diving header from 8 yards out.

Here is the story of his day in video, quotes, pictures, statistics and more.


By the Numbers

  • Started his first MLS match since July 8, 2012
  • Tied a career-high with seven saves


In the coach's words

"A lot of guys made decent plays. Ryan, in particular, in the second half made quite a few spectacular plays."

Kwame Watson-Siriboe said

"He made a lot of big saves. ... I think he helped and gave us a confidence to continue to push forward."