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It was a good week for MLS rookies, with several enjoying standout performances, but it was hard to top New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Ryan Meara's day against New England.
Meara made five saves, several of the top-notch variety, to help lift a severely short-handed Red Bulls squad to a 1-0 victory over the Revolution. That effort helped Meara record his first professional shutout, and earned him SBI MLS Rookie of the Week honors in the process.
Meara edged out Colorado midfielder Tony Cascio, who recorded a goal and assist in the Rapids 4-0 win vs. Chivas USA. Other rookies who had solid outings this weekend included D.C. United's Nick DeLeon and Philadelphia's Ray Gaddis.
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