Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Tony Meola joins indoor Ironmen
September 19th, 2007 7:01AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  men's national team

MOST COMMENTED

Tony Meola, 38, whose MLS career ended after being released by the New York Red Bulls following the 2006 season, is returning to action with Major Indoor Soccer League expansion club New Jersey Ironmen. Meola, starting goalkeeper for the USA at the 1990 and 1994 World Cups, and a reserve on the 2002 World Cup squad, played 11 MLS seasons, including a championship season with the Kansas City Wizards in 2000. The first three years and final two of his MLS career were spent in his native New Jersey with the MetroStars/Red Bulls. He told USSoccerPlayers.com of his acrimonious departure from the Red Bulls under Coach Bruce Arena.


"The last time I saw him [Arena] was at our end-of-the-year meeting last season," Meola told USSoccerPlayers . "He sent me three or four e-mails, saying I didn't fit in his plans. I may be the only player who was ever treated in this way."

Arena had coached Meola at the University of Virginia and brought him back into the national team fold in 1999 after a four-year absence.

Meola says aside from goalkeeping duties with the Ironmen, he will be "involved in a management position, working in the front office in some capacity."



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Brazilian investors purchase Strikers from Traffic    
[NASL] Traffic Sports USA, which at one point owned or operated half the teams in the ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Midweek] No. 6 Florida State overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat Connecticut, 3-2. Shea Groom ...
Americans roll with changed frontline    
[USA-MEXICO] The USA made it a clean sweep in its two-game series with Mexico, downing El ...
Toni Dovale rescues Sporting KC with two second-half goals    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Thursday] Spaniard Toni Dovale scored two goals seven minutes apart in the second ...
Playoffs hinge on Cascadia clash; more drama looms in East    
[MLS: Three Games to Watch] Another edition of the Northwest head-knockers takes place in Portland, and ...
Everton's Martinez praises 'magnificent' Howard    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Tim Howard added another mark to his remarkable 2014 season with a record-tying 12 ...
New crest emphasizes club connection to fans    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Major League Soccer unveiled its new brand identity and crest on Wednesday, emphasizing the ...
What They're Saying: Greg Dyke    
"It was the fourth watch I've had since I started doing this job. Everywhere you go ...
What They're Saying: David Carter    
"Chivas in the L.A. market is beyond an afterthought. I think even most soccer fans aren't ...
Goal celebration sends player into abyss    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] After Joel scored a fine goal for Brazilian club Coritiba he ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives