Player Details


Romain Métanire


5' 10"


159 lbs

Date of Birth

3.28.1990 (34)


Metz, France





Roster Category

Career Summary

ACQUIRED: Transferred from Stade Reims on 1/25/2019

Metanire joined MNUFC from Ligue 1's Reims. The 28-year-old defender joined his previous club in 2017, helping them win Ligue 2 in 2017–18 and earn promotion to Ligue 1 for the 2018–19 season. During his time with Reims, Metanire played 5,071 minutes across 59 league games, earning five assists, and 210 minutes in two cup games. Metanire began his professional career with his hometown team FC Metz in October of 2008 on the reserve team. He was promoted during the 2010–2011 season and spent a total of eight seasons with Metz FC, making 145 league appearances and scoring two goals. Throughout his 10-year career, Metanire has played 18,774 minutes in 218 games, including appearances in the Coupe de la Ligue, Beker van Belgie and Coupe de France. Metanire will be the first Malagasy player to play in Major League Soccer. He was the only player to represent MNUFC at the 2019 All Star Game in Orlando playing against Atletico Madrid.

2021: Made first start on April 16 at SEA...Provided first assist on June 23 vs ATX...Provided first assist on November 7 at LA...Provided second assist of the season in the Playoffs at POR

2020: Made first start on March 1 at POR...Provided first assist of the year on July 12 vs SKC...Provided second assist on July 22 vs COL...Provided third assist on September 9 vs FCD...Missed September 13 at SKC due to suspension...Provided fourth assist on November 4 vs CHI

2019: Made MNUFC debut on March 2 at VAN...Provided first assist on March 16 at LA...Provided second assist on April 6 at NY...Provided third assist on April 19 at TOR...Provided fourth assist on April 28 vs DC...Provided fifth assist on May 18 vs CLB...Scored first MLS goal on May 25 vs HOU...Provided sixth assist on June 2 vs PHI...Provided seventh assist on September 15 vs RSL

INTERNATIONAL: He was called up to the Madagascar national team in 2018 and has made three appearances since, including his debut in a 2-2 draw with Senegal during 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying.