Sporting Legends - Tony Meola

Tony Meola

Throughout his career, including six years in Kansas City, Tony Meola was an unstoppable force between the posts.

In Meola's first full season in Kansas City, he completed a rare feat earning MLS MVP, MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and MLS Cup MVP honors in the same year. Meola's 10 saves propeled the Wizards to a 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire in the MLS Cup Final and his 16 regular season shutouts still stand as an all-time record.

The New Jersey native was also a mainstay on the United States Men's National Team, earning 100 caps and appearing in three World Cups. Meola was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2012.

Career Highlights

  • 141 games played over six seasons
  • 2000 MLS Cup champion and MVP
  • 2000 MLS Supporters' Shield champion
  • 2004 U.S. Open Cup champion
  • 2000 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year (league record 16 shutouts)
  • Single-season club record with 129 Saves (2000)
  • 100 caps for the United States including the 1990, 1994, and 2002 World Cups