9:27 PM EDT, Fri October 09, 2015
The Goat Parade Oct 7, 2015

On the meteoric rise of Tim Melia and the possible decline of Dan Kennedy

Would you have predicted these two players' paths 12 months ago? Being a goalkeeper is a tough job. There is only one of them per team on the field at a given time, meaning the competition for the spot is fierce, and 'keepers are seldom substituted out during a game unless they are hurt. From 2011 to 2014, Dan Kennedy was the undisputed No. 1 for Chivas USA. From 2012 to the middle of last year, Tim Melia was his main backup. Melia played several U.S. Open Cup games in 2012, as the Goats made a run to the semifinals (though Kennedy stepped up in the semifinal round, where they lost to the...

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