Bryan Meredith

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Bryan Meredith
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Personal information
Full name Bryan Meredith
Date of birth (1989-08-02) August 2, 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth Scotch Plains, New Jersey, U.S.[1]
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Number 1
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Monmouth Hawks 64 (0)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Central Jersey Spartans 9 (0)
2011 Kitsap Pumas 14 (0)
2011–2012 Seattle Sounders FC 12 (0)
2013 IK Brage 3 (0)
2013 New York Cosmos 0 (0)
2014–2016 San Jose Earthquakes 0 (0)
2017–2019 Seattle Sounders FC 1 (0)
2017–2019Tacoma Defiance (loan) 25 (0)
2020– Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 10, 2020 (UTC)

Bryan Meredith (born August 2, 1989) is an American soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer.

Early life[edit]

Raised in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, Meredith attended top public program Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and achieved the following honors: NSCAA/adidas All-America in 2006. Named NSCAA/addidas All-Region in 2005. Named first-team all-state goalkeeper in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Three-time all-state first-team by the Star Ledger. Star Ledger Union County Player of the Year in 2006. Holds high school record for shutouts (47).

Collegiate career[edit]

Meredith attended Monmouth University, where he was team captain. During his time at Monmouth, Meredith won awards such as NSCAA/adidas North Atlantic Region First Team, All-Northeast Conference Second Team and 2008 NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division I All-North Atlantic Region Third Team.[2]

Club career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

During his time at college, Meredith spent the 2010 season with Central Jersey Spartans of the USL Premier Development League.[3]

Professional[edit]

On January 14, 2011, Meredith was selected in the second round (29th overall) of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by Seattle Sounders FC.[4] After a long trial with Seattle, he was released by the club after being beaten to third goalkeeping position by Josh Ford. Meredith signed with USL Premier Development League club Kitsap Pumas where he made 14 league appearances, before being signed again by the Sounders on September 12, 2011 after a season-ending injury to their backup goalkeeper Terry Boss.[5] He made his competitive debut on October 18, 2011 in a 2–1 Sounders loss to Monterrey in the CONCACAF Champions League[6] and his MLS debut as a second half sub for an injured Michael Gspurning in a 2–0 victory over the LA Galaxy. He made his first MLS start three days later with a 1–0 clean sheet against the Philadelphia Union.[7] The Sounders declined to pick up a contract option on Meredith on December 14, 2012.[8]

Swedish team IK Brage signed him to a two-year contract on December 21, 2012.[9]

He was signed to play for the New York Cosmos in their first season in the North American Soccer League[10] but failed to make an appearance.[11] He was then signed by San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer on January 24, 2014.[12]

Meredith was selected by Seattle Sounders FC in the 2016 Re-Entry Draft Stage 1, following his option been declined by San Jose.[13]

On November 19, 2019, Meredith was selected by expansion side Inter Miami CF in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft.[14] He was subsequently traded to Vancouver Whitecaps FC on January 29, 2020 in exchange for a 4th-round 2021 MLS SuperDraft pick.[15]

Style of play[edit]

Meredith's playing style was unique in that he played a combination of goalkeeper and midfield during the later part of his high school career due to an abnormally high ability on the ball for a goalie; he would frequently rush the length of the field to take free kicks and penalties.

Honors[edit]

New York Cosmos

Seattle Sounders

References[edit]

  1. ^ Americans Playing Abroad Archived October 30, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, Soccer Times, as of September 15, 2013. Accessed November 1, 2013. "Bryan Meredith - goalkeeper - IK Brage - Scotch Plains, N.J."
  2. ^ "Bryan Meredith Bio - GoMuhawks.com—The Official Web site of Monmouth University Athletics". Gomuhawks.com. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
  3. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". uslsoccer.com. United Soccer League. Archived from the original on July 27, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
  4. ^ "Monmouth goalkeeper Bryan Meredith selected in second round of MLS SuperDraft by Seattle Sounders". nj. January 14, 2011.
  5. ^ Public, Sounders FC (January 20, 2014). "Sounders sign goalkeeper Meredith - Seattle Sounders Football Club". Soundersfc.com. Sounders FC. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
  6. ^ "Ex-Kitsap Pumas keeper Meredith takes tough loss in his debut with Sounders". kitsapsun.com. Kitsap Sun. October 18, 2011. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014.
  7. ^ "Meredith's roller-coaster journey in Seattle hits new high". mlssoccer.com. Major League Soccer. May 8, 2012. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  8. ^ Mayers, Joshua. "Sounders fans vote to retain Adrian Hanauer as team's GM | Sounders". seattletimes.com. The Seattle Times. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
  9. ^ "Former Pumas goalkeeper lands Swede deal". Kitsap Sun. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
  10. ^ Martinez, Dave (September 28, 2013). "Cosmos sign former Sounders keeper Bryan Meredith". empireofsoccer.com. Empire of Soccer. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
  11. ^ "Bryan Meredith". Nycosmos.com. July 23, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
  12. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes shore up defense by signing Brandon Barklage, Shaun Francis, Bryan Meredith". mlssoccer.com. Major League Soccer. June 24, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
  13. ^ "2017 MLS Transactions". mlssoccer.com. Major League Soccer.
  14. ^ "2019 Expansion Draft results: Inter Miami, Nashville SC make their picks". mlssoccer.com. Major League Soccer. November 19, 2019. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  15. ^ "Whitecaps FC acquire experienced MLS goalkeeper Bryan Meredith via trade from Inter Miami CF". whitecapsfc.com. Vancouver Whitecaps FC. January 29, 2020. Retrieved May 17, 2020.

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