Player Details


Ryan Meara




6' 4"


185 lbs

Date of Birth

11.15.1990 (32)


Crestwood, USA



Position Detail


Preferred Side


Roster Category

2023 MLS Regular Season
2023 MLS Regular Season
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

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.