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Sporting KC goalkeeper Tim Melia chosen to MLS Team of the Week

Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia has been chosen to the MLS Team of the Week.
Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia has been chosen to the MLS Team of the Week. jledford@kcstar.com

Sporting Kansas City notched its first road victory in more than five months Saturday, when it defeated San Jose 2-1 at Avaya Stadium. Afterward, the attention narrowed to defender Kevin Ellis, whose 81st-minute back-heel goal served as the game-winner.

But on the other end of the field, goalkeeper Tim Melia quietly put together one of his best all-round performances this season. He was rewarded Monday with a spot on the MLS Team of the Week.

While Melia made only three saves, all three were quality stops, including one only 15 seconds into the match and another quick-reaction save less than a minute into the second half. The game was tied on each occasion.

Ellis was included as part of the “bench” roster for the team of the week.

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