Tim Melia

Tim Melia
Tim Melia
Tim Melia
Real Name: Tim Melia
HT: 6' 1" WT: 190
Age: 31 (05/15/1986)
Birthplace: Great River, NY
Hometown: East Islip, New York

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed by Sporting Kansas City on December 23, 2014.


The 2017 season is Melia's third as Sporting KC's starting goalkeeper. He had his breakthrough season in 2015, when he was named MLS Comeback Player of the Year and he proved the hero during the penalty-kick shootout victory in the 2015 US Open Cup Final. He started another 29 matches in all competitions for the club in 2016.  

Melia paid his dues as a back-up during previous MLS seasons with Real Salt Lake (2010-2011) and Chivas USA (2012-2014), serving an apprenticeship under MLS All-Stars Nick Rimando and Dan Kennedy. 

Outside MLS: His professional career began in 2008 with the Rochester Rhinos in the USL First Division. Made 14 league appearances (4-3-7) over two seasons with 62 saves, six shutouts and a 0.98 goals against average. Saw action in three Lamar Hunt US Open Cup matches (1-1-1) with 13 saves and a 1.10 goals against average en route to a semifinal berth in the 2009 edition of the competition.

College: Melia finished his collegiate career as one of the top goalkeepers to ever attend Lynn University, finishing in the Fighting Knights’ all-time top-five in shutouts (18) and selected as the Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2017Sporting Kansas City313127591091242512711
2016Sporting Kansas City27272430866303411115
2015Sporting Kansas City2323207088228221184
2014Chivas USA217901300010
2013Chivas USA2218008711020
2012Chivas USA2218009400011
2011Real Salt Lake00000000000
2010Real Salt Lake00000000000
Career Totals-878676982625796812343021
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