Chivas USA Acquires Goalkeeper Tim Melia
Carson, CA. (Tuesday, January 17, 2012) Chivas USA announced today that the club has acquired New York native goalkeeper, Tim Melia. The 25-year-old Melia has already joined the Goats for the pre-season workouts in Carson, CA. Per league and team policy, details of the contract were not revealed.
After trials with Real Salt Lake during their pre-season, Melia signed with the club (RSL) on March 16, 2010; he was sent on loan to USL2 side Charleston Battery in April (2010).
Melia, 25, originally from Great River, New York was a part of the Real Salt Lake for the past two seasons. Finished his collegiate career as one of the top goalkeepers to ever attend Lynn University (Boca Raton, FL), placing in the Fighting Knights' career top-five in shutouts (18, T-5th), GAA (0.65, 3rd) and saves (85, 5th). Senior (2007): Started all 18 games for Lynn University. Posted a 14-2-1 record with eight shutouts, 47 saves, a 0.80 GAA and .770 save percentage. Selected as the Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
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