Justin Meram

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Justin Meram
Personal information
Full name Justin Meram
Date of birth (1988-12-04) December 4, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Shelby Township, Michigan, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current club Columbus Crew
Number 9
Youth career
2007–2008 Yavapai Roughriders
2009–2010 Michigan Wolverines
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Arizona Sahuaros
2011– Columbus Crew 61 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 30, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Justin Meram (born December 4, 1988) is an American soccer player who is currently playing for the Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Meram attended Eisenhower High School, and played club soccer for Vardar, before going on to play two years of college soccer at Yavapai College in Arizona. Meram was a program standout at Yavapai, leading his team to back-to-back NJCAA National Championships, earning 2008 National Junior College Player of the Year honors, being named a NSCAA and NJCAA All-American, earning ACCAC Conference Player of the Year honors, and being named MVP at both the national and regional tournaments during the 2007 season, while setting a school record for points and finished second all-time in goals and assists.

He transferred to the University of Michigan as a junior in 2009, where he was named to the All-Big Ten second team both years, and to the NSCAA All-GreatLakes Region second team in his senior year in 2010. He finished his college career with 24 goals and 14 assists in 41 games for the Wolverines.

During his college years in Arizona Meram also played with the Arizona Sahuaros, both in the National Premier Soccer League and in local amateur USASA competitions.[1]

Professional[edit]

On January 14, 2011, Meram was drafted in the first round (15th overall) in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by the Columbus Crew.[2] He made his professional debut on February 22, 2011 as a second half substitute in the first leg of the Crew's CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final series against Real Salt Lake,[3] and made his MLS debut on May 28 as a late substitute in a 3-3 tie with Chivas USA.[4]

International[edit]

On September 16, 2013 Iraq coach Hakeem Shaker called up Meram for a training session with Iraq national football team for the preparation for Saudi Arabia national football team match in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification.[5]

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