Sounders FC announced Monday that it has signed goalkeeper Bryan Meredith, who the team selected in the second round of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. The move was first reported by Prost Amerika over the weekend. Terms were not disclosed, but I’d imagine it’s a minimum-salary deal through the end of the season.
Meredith’s addition comes on the heels of backup goalkeeper Terry Boss being ruled out for the season after suffering a concussion two weeks ago.
“We are excited to add Bryan Meredith to our roster,” said technical director Chris Henderson in a news release. “He will join Kasey Keller and Josh Ford in the nets for us. Bryan had a solid season this year in the USL and had some fantastic games. We expect he will continue to progress under goalkeeper coach Tom Dutra.”
Meredith, 22, narrowly lost out to Ford to be the team’s No. 3 goalkeeper spot in preseason. He then signed with the Kitsap Pumas of the USL Premier Development League, helping lead the team to a championship (and also give Seattle a tough game in a U.S. Open Cup third-round game).
He has remained in close contact with the Sounders and often trained with the MLS team during the week. Before signing, Meredith had gone back to Monmouth University to finish up his last semester toward earning his degree.
I was told over the weekend by a source close to Meredith that he would’ve left immediately if the Sounders called. That appears to be the case.