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."
Man o man did @RMeara_18 keep NYCFC in the game. Incredible by him.— LilyWhite (@SamG1383) April 25, 2015
Amazing performance tonight by @RMeara_18 in tough conditions!— BJ LaForest (@bjlaforest) April 25, 2015
Ryan Meara standing on his head. 3 saves in the last minute could be Save of the Week candidates.— DCIgnited (@DCIgnited) April 25, 2015