Soccer by Ives Names Ryan Meara Rookie of the Month

29 May 12:24 pm

Soccer by Ives Names Ryan Meara Rookie of the Month

By Frank Della Femina

Soccer by Ives named Red Bulls goalkeeper Ryan Meara its MLS Rookie of the Month for the month of May.

Meara opened up the month by building off his Apr. 28 shutout against the Revolution with two more clean sheet; one against the Galaxy, and the other against the Dynamo. His three-game shutout streak came to an end in New York's 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Union on May 13, but his perfect streak remains intact after backstopping a win over Montreal and a draw at home against Chivas USA.

Soccer by Ives writes:

"Not only did Meara help the New York Red Bulls go 4-0-1 during the month of May, he did so by making coutnless outstanding saves, and did so despite the fact New York was missing key defensive starters all month."

Meara and company face off against the Charleston Battery tonight at 7:30pm ET in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Fans can watch a free, online stream of the match at USLNation.com.