Player Details


Ryan Meara




6' 4"


185 lbs

Date of Birth

11.15.1990 (33)


Crestwood, NY, USA



Position Detail


Preferred Side


Roster Category

Career Summary


• First MLS cleansheet - vs New England, 4/28/2012
• First MLS game - at FC Dallas, 3/11/2012
• First MLS start - at FC Dallas, 3/11/2012

2024: MLS: Has made two starts this season...recorded his first shutout since October 28, 2020 against New England...recorded two saves in a 4-0 victory over Inter Miami CF.

2023: MLS: Has not appeared in any action this season. Open Cup: Played and started in two matches...logged 210 minutes played...recorded his seventh career Open Cup clean sheet on May 9 against D.C. United.

2022: MLS: Played and started in one match ... tallied two saves against Inter Miami FC on May 22. Open Cup: Started in two Open Cup matches ... recorded two wins to bring his all-time Open Cup record to 9-6-0 ... recorded one clean sheet on May 10 against D.C. United, which was his sixth career Open Cup clean sheet.

2021: Did not appear in any matches.

2020: Recorded 13 starts with a 5-4-4 record ... tallied a 1.26 goals against average with three clean sheets ... allowed one goal or less in 10 of his 13 starts ... tallied at least one save in all 13 matches. Playoffs: Recorded eight saves on 11 chances in his first MLS Cup Playoffs appearance ... was one save shy of tying the franchise record for saves in a playoff match set by Tim Howard on September 23, 2001 at LA Galaxy.

2019: Made one appearance...made four saves in the 3-1 win over FC Dallas on May 11. Open Cup: Started in the Fourth Round against the New England Revolution. USL: Made two appearances... kept a clean sheet in both of his starts...saved eleven shots..

2018: Started three matches in place of an injured Luis Robles ... owned a 1-1-1 record with one clean sheet and 12 saves ... recorded his fourth career MLS shutout against the Philadelphia Union on May 16. Open Cup: Recorded his fifth career clean sheet against NYCFC on June 6.

2017: Open Cup: Started all five matches in net ... recorded his third career Open Cup shutout vs. NYCFC ... started his second consecutive match, tying a career-best seven saves in the win over Philadelphia ... recorded a penalty-kick save ... tallied his fourth career Open Cup shutout against New England.

2016: Open Cup: Started and played full 90 at Philadelphia on June 29. Champions League: Made one appearance, earning shutout vs Antigua on August 3.

2015: Spent 2015 season on loan with New York City FC … Started and played one MLS game against Chicago Fire on April 24, and made six saves … Nominated for MLS Save of the Week for Week 8.

2014: Did not appear in league action … Champions League: Started and played the full 90 minutes on Aug. 26 against C.D. FAS in New York’s opening CCL game … Started and played the full 90 minutes on Sept. 17 in New York’s 1-0 CCL group play loss at Montreal … Started and played the full 90 minutes in New York’s 0-0 draw at C.D. FAS on Sept. 24 in CCL group play … U.S. Open Cup: Played full 90 on June 14 against New York Cosmos.

2013: Slowed early in the season while recovering from previous year’s hip surgery and did not make a regular-season appearance … Played final 28 minutes in 2-2 friendly against French squad Olympique Lyonnais on July 16 … Unused substitute in both legs of conference semifinal series vs. Houston … U.S. Open Cup: Started and made three saves to earn shutout in 2-0 win vs. Reading United on May 29, his first competitive appearance since July 8, 2012 … Played all 90 minutes in 4-2 loss at New England in the Round of 16 on June 12 … MLS Reserve League: Started nine of 12 reserve games and posted a team-best 1.54 goals-against-average … Returned to action by playing first half of 2-0 loss at Columbus on May 5 … In highest-profile match of the Reserve League season, played first half and did not allow a goal in 1-0 loss at USL club Wilmington Hammerheads in front of 4,287 fans on June 15 … Earned wins in final two games of the season - Sept. 8 at Houston and Sept. 15 vs. Toronto.

2012: Earned the No. 1 role in preseason and started 18 games for the New York Red Bulls … Posted 9-5-4 record and 1.50 goals-against-average … Set shutout record for rookie goalkeeper, posting 321 shutout minutes while helping Red Bulls to five-match winning streak from April 28 to May 19 … Underwent season-ending hip surgery on Aug. 23 … U.S. Open Cup: Posted shutout in 3-0 win at Charleston Battery in third round on May 29 … Played all 120 minutes in 3-1 overtime loss at Harrisburg City Islanders in fourth round on June 5.


Four-year starter at Fordham University … Three-time All-Atlantic 10 selection … Set Fordham’s all-time shutouts record with 31 … Named Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2011 … In 2011, he ranked in the top 10 in the nation in Goals Against Average, posting a 0.65 mark with 10 clean sheets … Named First Team All-Atlantic 10 selection and was Fordham’s MVP as a junior in 2010 … Earned a spot on the conference’s All-Rookie team in 2008.


Favorite sport other than soccer is basketball, which he played in high school … All-time favorite television show is The Wire and favorite film is Good Will Hunting … Says winning the Atlantic-10 regular season title in 2011 as favorite soccer memory so far … Great grandfather was a member of the New York Yankees.


Selected No. 31 overall in the Second Round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by New York Red Bulls … Signed on February 6, 2012. Signed new two-year MLS contract through 2024 with an option for 2025 on October 21, 2022.