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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, but one of its players is still getting recognition.

Goalkeeper Tim Melia conceded just two goals in April, recording 12 saves and two clean sheets in the process. Sporting KC also won three of their four matches with Melia in goal, which has led to him receiving the SBI MLS Player of the Month honors.

Melia also conceded just one non-penalty goal this past month and his distribution is stellar, as he ranks in the top four for passes completed every week. The SKC shotstopper was also a key figure in victories over the Portland Timbers and the Colorado Rapids.

In the 1-0 loss to FC Dallas, Melia conceded a free header to Maynor Figueroa and had little chance of saving it. Apart from that goal, he was stellar in every other moment, especially in Portland.

Melia edged out D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid, Orlando City defender Jonathan Spector and New England Revolution forward Juan Agudelo to the award.

What do you think of Melia’s play as of late? Which player impressed you the most in April?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Had there been even subpar marking on the Figueroa goal (looking at you Gerso and maybe Zusi) Melia would have only given up the one PK. It has been nice to watch a healthy Opara after all of his injury issues over the past few years. He has been a big part of their success in the back.


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