Ryan Meara Appears on 'New York Accent' with Damon Amendolara

Ryan Meara is not only a Red Bulls institution, he's also a native New Yorker. The Yonkers native grew up a tortured Mets fan during the Yankees dynasty, and loved Tony Meola of the MetroStars before there even was a Red Bulls. On "New York Accent" he discusses his family lineage of FDNY and how 9/11 affected them all. He also talks about trying to finally deliver an MLS Cup to a fan base he grew up being part of. A Fordham alum, Meara has thoughts on the best New York slice of pizza and where to go on Arthur Ave; Meara knows what it takes to compete in New York, although it sounds like his teammates might at times be overwhelmed by the city. For the first time, we welcome a New York native and a current New York athlete onto the podcast.