Tim Melia

Sporting Kansas City

Giovinco, Almiron, Valeri headline MLS Best XI

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With MLS Cup right around the corner, the league has announced the 11 players that make up the 2017 Best XI.

Sebastian Giovinco, Miguel Almiron and Diego Valeri headline the MLS Best XI determined by media, MLS players and MLS technical staff. Toronto FC leads the way with three representatives as Giovinco is joined by Justin Morrow and Victor Vasquez while Atlanta United and Sporting KC each see two players named to the squad.

Around The Forest: Sporting Kansas City’s Tim Melia wins goalkeeper of the year

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Matt Doyle talks Caleb Porter, Luka Modric outcast to all-world midfielder, USMNT legend Landon Donovan, NWSL lands in Utah and more!


Armchair Analyst: Caleb Porter's Portland tenure comes to a close | MLSsoccer.com
It was unexpected. Caleb Porter had guided a dinged and damaged Portland Timbers team to the top of the Western Conference during the regular season, and then – as they proceeded to pick up a few more dings, and sustain yet more damage – they battled gamely in the Western Conference semifinals before falling, 2-1 to Houston.

SBI MLS Goalkeeper of the Year: Tim Melia

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Tim Melia has experienced a winding road through MLS. In 2017, he was the last line of defense in a Sporting Kansas City unit that allowed only 29 goals, fewest in the league and eight fewer than their nearest competitor. A lot of the team's success is thanks to the strong goalkeeping work of the 31-year-old from New York.

Player of the week: Andre Blake

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Is there any question who is PSP's player of the week. Need a hint? It's Andre Blake.

Match report: Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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The Union survived a middling performance thanks to a Roland Alberg penalty finish and some big saves by John McCarthy.

SBI MLS Player of the Month: Tim Melia

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Sporting Kansas City may have come up short in the Team of the Month voting, butone of its players is still gettingrecognition.

Goalkeeper Tim Melia conceded just two goals in April, recording 12 saves and two clean sheets in the process.

No Win, But Sporting Still Control Their Destiny

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Sporting Kansas City shored up their defense in Salt Lake City on Sunday night, but was unable to clinch a playoff berth with two games left as the club played to a 0-0 draw at Rio Tinto Stadium. What that means is that heading into next week's final slate of games, there are four teams vying for three playoff berths as KC host San Jose, Portland travel to Vancouver, and Seattle host Salt Lake.

Defensive Marking Issues Plague KC in Loss to New England

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Sporting Kansas City's playoff hopes took a bit of a hit tonight (at least for an hour or so until the Portland Timbers lost) as they fell 3-1 to the New England Revolution on the road. Sporting KC's defense had issues all night dealing with the New England attack that forced KC into a number of difficult positions.

Sporting End Their Jinx in San Jose

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For the first time in 16 years, Sporting Kansas City is returning to Kansas City from San Jose with all three points after a 2-1 win at Avaya Stadium last night. Not since 2000 when a lineup mixed with starters and back ups went to San Jose and won 3-0 has Kansas City been able to get a win on the road in San Jose.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Tim Melia

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Facing a barrage of shots, Tim Melia stood on his head to help lead Sporting Kansas City to the league's top spot with a crucial road victory.

The Sporting KCgoalkeeper made several spectacular saves, including one on a penalty kick, to keep the New York Red Bulls at bay.

Tim Melia shines in Sporting KC's latest shutout win

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HARRISON, N.J. When you give up nearly two dozen shots as a teamin one game, you are more than likely going to need your goalkeeper to come up big in order to have a chance at getting at least a point.

Tim Melia was more than up for the task on Saturday night, and Sporting Kansas City reaped all the benefits as a result.

Melia Carries Sporting to Three Points

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Sporting KC's Tim Melia continued his good run of form in the early 2016 MLS season with a six save performance, including a penalty kick stop as Kansas City topped the New York Red Bulls 2-0 at Red Bull Arena. Kansas City took advantage of lax New York defending and the counter attack to score their two goals and to give Melia the offensive support that he needed to help KC to get all three point.

Sporting Out Played at Home in Loss to RSL

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Heading into a game without five of their starters the expectation last night heading into the match up between Sporting KC and Real Salt Lake was that Sporting would be on the front foot, and rack up a ton of shots against a RSL team that would sit deep and try to grab a point. RSL though came out playing a much higher line that KC didn't seem prepared for and Sporting never seemed to adjust.

Sporting Top Seattle in Season Opener

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Sporting Kansas City opened the season with a win for the first time since 2013 thanks to a Nuno Coelho goal and a red card to Oniel Fisher. Kansas City took advantage of a first half red card by Fisher to alleviate the pressure on their back line that Seattle was putting them under for much of the first half and finally found the break through thanks to a long distance shot by Coelho that went under the arms of Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei and into the net.

Revolution 1, Sporting KC: 1: Bunbury Scores to Preserve Tie

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Graham Zusi scored first, but Teal Bunbury found an equalizer in the second half.

The New England Revolution recorded their second straight draw of the Desert Diamond Cup on Saturday, tying Sporting K.C. 1-1. Graham Zusi's first half strike was equalized by Teal Bunbury's 58th minute tally as both teams grabbed a point.

Moment of Magic Gives KC All Three Points in Portland

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Resting a number of players who started in the US Open Cup final on Wednesday, Sporting KC was able to grab all three points on the road in Portland against the Timbers. With Peter Vermes making seven changes to the team that started against the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday the expectation had to be that KC would sit back and attempt to deal with Portland's pressure and try to counter.

Sporting KC, Shootout Kings, Win Another Trophy From the Spot

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For the third time in four years Sporting KC will be painting the wall at Sporting Park. This time they did it on the road. Overcoming a poor game overall by the team, KC found a way to win it on penalty kicks, 1-1 (7-6) with summer signing Jordi Quintilla scoring the deciding penalty in the eighth round to give KC the cup.

US Open Cup Final: Philadelphia Union 1-1 Sporting Kansas City  (6-7 penalties)

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The Union fell short, losing on penalty kicks.

Melia Shows Why He Deserved First Rose in Rose City Draw

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Earlier this week, Sporting KC did a spoof on the Bachelor where Peter Vermes handed out roses to players that would be making the trip to the Rose City to take on the Portland Timbers. During that it was said that Tim Melia had already received his rose and would be going to the Rose City. Last night against the Timbers, Melia proved why he'd been the first rose recipient as the KC goalkeeper came up with seven saves as KC ended their three game losing streak with a 0-0 draw in Portland.

Match Day 19: Ready to Accept the Consiquences

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Tomorrow night Sporting KC finish up their busy three games in seven day stretch with a game in Salt Lake. After a week that's seen them win against Montreal and advance to the US Open Cup semifinals, the team ends their stretch with one of the more difficult road trips in MLS. Salt Lake has never been an easy place to play, and KC is already 0-1 there this season.

Sporting Grab All Three in Vancouver

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Sporting KC headed into tonight's game sitting in sixth play in the Western Confernce with 27 points, but with anywhere from three to five games in hand on the five teams in front of them, including the Vancouver Whitecaps. On a weekend where teams in front of them were dropping points, KC picked up ground with a 1-0 win at BC Place.

Sporting Fall Late in Salt Lake

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Sporting KC's seven game unbeaten run in MLS play came to a crushing end last night in Sandy, Utah as Real Salt Lake scored a late winner to take all three points. It's the second straight game in Salt Lake between the two teams that has been decided in stoppage time, the last being Ike Opara's 97th minute header back in 2013.

Sporting Finally Top Seattle

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KC finally ended their jinx at home against the Seattle Sounders, picking up their first win in the club's history against the Sounders. And it wouldn't be a KC vs Seattle game without a late goal, only this time it was Sporting KC that picked up the late winner in a bit of controversial fashion from the penalty spot.

Sporting KC, Marin Agree to Terminate Contract, Kempin Recalled

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While the rest of the world was focused on the Department of Justice press conference about the charges in the FIFA corruption investigation, Sporting KC made a roster move that while surprising isn't wholly unexpected. The team announced today that they had come to terms with Luis Marin to mutually terminate his contract with the club.

KC Escape Seattle with a Point

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It certainly wasn't pretty, and at times it was down right ugly, but for just the third time in the regular season, Sporting KC picked up points against the Seattle Sounders. With another undermanned line up that saw KC forced to scratch Dom Dwyer during warm ups due to a neck injury KC played an ugly, but walked out of Century Link Field with a point.

Sin goles en Seattle

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SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 0 0 SPORTING KC En tiempo de descuento, Benny FEILHABER envió un derechazo desde fuera del area hacia el segundo poste de Stefan FREI. Pudo ser un dulce momento para los de Kansas. Aquí en el CenturyLink Field casi siempre han perdido ante los Seattle Sounders con goles en tiempo vencido.

S.A.S. Sunday Of Stats

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The game was the 50th league game between the two teams. KC is 14-25-11 in those 50 games, scoring 59 while allowing 85. KC is now 10-8-9 at home in the series scoring 37 and allowing 38.

Tim Melia made his Sporting KC debut, he's the 186th player to play in a league game for KC, and the 192nd in all competitions.

Melia Helps KC Secure All Three Points in His KC Debut

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Before the game between Sporting KC and Chicago even kicked off there was some surprise regarding the game. Peter Vermes sat Luis Marin, who started the first eight games of the season in favor of back up Tim Melia. It was one of three changes that Vermes made from the draw in Houston, along with the forced change after Servndo Carrasco's suspension seeing Soni Mustivar start and the decision to not have Marcel de Jong in the 18 for the game seeing Seth Sinovic return to the starting 11.

Sporting KC Sign Tim Melia

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Sporting Kansas City have their third goalkeeper, today announcing the signing of Tim Melia. Melia's name is a little familiar to Sporting KC as the goalkeeper spent time last year with Kansas City as a backup keeper when both Andy Gruenebaum and Eric Kronberg had gone down injured. He sat on the bench for three MLS games and traveled with the club to Nicaragua for the CONCACAF Champions League against Real Esteli during his time with the club.

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Fantasy Focus: Houston, we have a ProbLAm

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Another week, another split

It was ShowtimeJR who led the round with a score of 84 points. Erick Torres (HOU, $8.7) wore the armband and scored 32 points with a hat trick to lead the team. Kevin Molino (MIN, $9.9) added a goal to two assists for 15 points, and Diego Valeri (POR, $10.3) scored a goal and 10 points.

Fantasy Focus: One Ant Army

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Shame about the defense

A score of 94 points lead the round, authored by (~^-^)~umad?~(^-^~). David Villa (NYC, $11.1) wore the armband and scored 24 points on two goals. Sebastian Giovinco (TOR, $12.5) scored 20 points on a hat trick and an assist, and both Donny Toia (MTL, $4.9) and Tim Melia (SKC, $5.

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S.A.S. Monday After Stats

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Matt Besler made his 200th league appearance for KC, he's the 7th player to hit that mark.

Besler also tied Chris Klein for 6th all time in league appearances with his 200th appearance.

Besler made his 230th start in all competitions for KC, breaking his tie with Preki for 4th all time on that list.

Feilhaber and Melia Up for End of Year Awards

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MLS today announced the finalists for this year's end of season awards. Two Sporting KC players are among the finalists for awards this year. Benny Feilhaber and Tim Melia are the two representatives from KC that could bring home individual hardware this year.

Feilhaber is up for the big award, MVP, where he is up against Sebastian Giovinco and former KC forward, Kei Kamara.

Fantasy Focus: Just when you think you have all the answers, I change the Kljestans

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A score of 85 points led this week, as !n It Toux Wynne It crept closer to 2nd place in the table. Benny Feilhaber (SKC, $10.4) wore the armband and scored 18 points over two games with an assist. Bobby Burling (COL, $4.9) scored a goal and 13 points, while the KC duo of Tim Melia ($5.


Sporting KC Season Preview - Goalkeepers

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We're less than a week away from the kick off of the 2016 MLS season for Sporting KC. This coming Sunday Sporting will take the field against the Seattle Sounders at Century Link Field on Fox Sports 1. With the season a week away it's time to take a look at KC's roster as it stands heading into the opener.

Season Review - Goalkeepers

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Just about three weeks ago, Sporting Kansas City's 2015 season came to a close in a penalty kick shootout against the Portland Timbers at Providence Park. A season that started out promising with Kansas City being in the running for the Supporters' Shield and having a strong US Open Cup run, fizzled by the end of the season, but not without KC taking home their third trophy in four years as they lifted the 2015 US Open Cup in a shootout over the Philadelphia Union.

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Players Union moves to dismiss Nowak lawsuit, Cubo is a Dynamo, fun with emojis, more

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The MLS Players Union has asked that Peter Nowak lawsuit against it be dismissed. Erick "Cubo" Torres signs with Houston. New USA away kit image leaked and it's terrible. More.

GAME THREAD: Chivas USA vs. Philadelphia Union

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Starting XI
Leandro Barrera, Erick Torres Forward Cristian Maidana, Conor Casey, Danny Cruz
Carlos Alvarez, Marco Delgado, Oswaldo Minda, Martin Rivero Midfield Maurice Edu, Vincent Nogueira, Fred
Eric Avila, Eriq Zavaleta, Tony Lochhead, Donny Toia Defense Fabinho, Sheanon Williams, Amobi Okugo, Ray Gaddis
Dan Kennedy Goalkeeper Zac MacMath
Tim Melia, Michael Nwiloh, Kris Tyrpak, Matthew Fondy, Mauro Rosales, Ryan Finley, Agustin Pelletieri Bench Brian Holt, Ethan White, Brian Carroll, Leo Fernandes, Zach Pfeffer, Antoine Hoppenot, Andrew Wenger
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Sunday After Stats

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Disclaimer: The stats from last night have Diego Rubio entering the game for Dom Dwyer in the 86th minute, when in reality it was in the 79th. As of right now I am going with the official scoring of the substitution, which was the 86th. KC has contacted the league to update official records so once that happens I will update mine accordingly.

Melia Wins Award, Trialists Coming to Town

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MLS continues to slowly announce their end of season awards for players. Today they announced the winner of this year's Comeback Player of the Year award. Sporting KC's Tim Melia was given the award after "coming back" from basically being out of the game. Last year Melia had started the season with Chivas USA before being waived and becoming a league goalkeeper.