Signed a multi-year contract extension with Crew SC on March 9, 2017. Columbus used Targeted Allocation Money in the new deal.
ACQUIRED: Selected 15th overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.
After scoring five goals in his first three MLS seasons, Meram had a breakout 2014 season when he registered eight goals and four assists. The Iraq international generally plays on the left wing, cutting onto his right foot and pinpointing shots into the back of the net.
INTERNATIONAL: Meram earned his first call-up by the Iraq national team on November 10, 2014 ahead of the 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations. In the tournament, the winger made his first career international appearance and earned his first cap with a start against Kuwait, playing the full 90 minutes. He scored his first international goal with a penalty kick as part of a win against Chinese Taipei. He has 22 caps as of February 27, 2017.
COLLEGE: Meram split his college career between Michigan (2009 - 2010) and Yavapai College (2007 - 2008). He started 40 of 41 matches played while at Michigan scoring 24 goals and recording 14 assists.
NOTES: Briefly played for Michigan football for two seasons as a kicker. Scored fastest goal in MLS Cup playoff history.