Tim Melia in bright green kit - Sporting KC at Orlando City SC - Aug. 14, 2019
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The Nutmeg Podcast: Veteran Tim Melia and Academy product Cameron Duke talk 2020 preseason

Sporting Kansas City's Tim Melia and Cameron Duke enter the 2020 season in distinctly different positions, not just on the field but in the context of their respective careers.

Melia, 33, claimed MLS Goalkeeper of the Year honors in 2017 and has established himself as one of the best keepers in Major League Soccer. Now in his sixth year with Sporting, he has won two U.S. Open Cup titles and is an MLS Cup trophy away from ascending to legendary status in Kansas City soccer circles.

Duke, 18, starred for the Sporting KC Academy as a youngster and signed a Homegrown deal for his hometown team last summer. He has yet to make his first professional appearance, but his family lineage in the sport is strong. His father, Chris, played professionally in the late 1980s and early 1990s, while his older brother, Christian, plays for Sporting KC II and led the USL Championship side to Western Conference championships in 2016 and 2017.

In the newest episode of The Nutmeg Podcast, 610 Sports Radio host Josh Klingler caught up with both players as they wrap up the first leg of preseason training in Arizona.

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