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Tony Meola joins indoor Ironmen
September 19th, 2007 7:01AM

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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."



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