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For the second straight week, Ryan Meara helped lead a short-handed New York Red Bulls defense to a shutout, and for the second straight week he was the clear-cut choice as the top rookie in Major League Soccer.
Meara managed to turn in an even better performance against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday than the stellar showing he had against New England a week earlier, keeping the Galaxy's high-powered offense off the board in a 1-0 victory at Home Depot Center. Meara's showing made him the clear-cut choice as SBI MLS Rookie of the Week.
Meara beat out a field that included Chicago's Austin Berry, Philadelphia's Ray Gaddis and Colorado's Tony Cascio for this week's honor.
What did you think of Meara's performance? Impressed with his command in goal as a rookie? Was there another rookie who impressed you more in MLS this past weekend?
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