HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Orlando on Aug. 3, 2018.
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 has earned 26 caps with the Iraq National Team, making his debut in the 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations’ opening match against Kuwait on November 14. The midfielder scored his first goal with the Lions of Mesopotamia during a 5-1 home victory over Chinese Taipei in a 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier on September 3, 2015, converting a penalty kick in the first minute of second-half stoppage time.
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...No. 15 overall pick in 2011 SuperDraft.