Justin Meram

Justin Meram
9
Forward
  • Columbus Crew
  • 6' 1"
  • 165 lbs.
  • 04-12-1988

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014 (Crew): Has made 18 appearances -- including eight starts -- at midfield ... has scored two goals ... appeared in the season-opening win at D.C. (March 8) and recorded his first assist of the season ... was an 89th-minute sub and scored the game-winning goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time at Seattle (March 29) ... made his first start of the season at left midfield against New York (April 26) and drew a penalty that led to a Crew goal ... appeared as a substitute in the next match at Sporting KC (May 4) ... started at left wing in the 3-3 draw at Portland (May 17) and again against Chicago (May 24) ... started and scored his second goal of the season to open the scoring in the 3-2 loss at Toronto FC (May 31) ... appeared as a substitute at D.C. (June 7) ... returned to the starting lineup, playing 80 minutes against FC Dallas (June 29) and 68 minutes at Colorado (July 4) ... did not appear against New York (July 12) but started against Sporting Kansas City (July 16) ... started the club’s international friendly against Crystal Palace FC (July 23) and played the full 90 minutes at left midfield ... Meram made two Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup appearances, including one start in tournament action ... he made a substitute appearance in the 2-1 win over Indy Eleven in the Fourth Round (June 17) and started at forward in the Fifth Round at Chicago (June 25). 

2013 (Crew): Meram made 19 appearances split between right midfield, left midfield and forward in his third season with the Black & Gold, recording one goal and one assist. His appearances included eight starts and five substitute appearances at left midfield, one start and three substitute appearances at right midfield and two substitute appearances at forward. He made his season debut against San Jose (March 16) and his first start of the year at right wing in the match at Toronto (May 18). In his second straight start at right midfield at New York (May 26), he was awarded a penalty which led to a Federico Higuain goal. Meram made starts in the right midfield at Philadelphia (June 5) and against New York (August 10) but did not travel to the match at Real Salt Lake (August 24) suffering from back spasms. He returned to action with a start at left midfield against Seattle (August 31) and in the next match against Houston (September 4) scored his first goal and recorded his first assist – the game-winner – of the season in a start at left midfield in the 2-0 win. In MLS Reserve League action, he made nine starts – five at forward and four in the midfield – scoring one goal and recording one assist. In the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, he made two appearances – including one start at forward – and scored the game-winning goal in the 84th minute in the Third Round win against Dayton (May 29) after subbing-on.


2012 (Crew): In his second season, Meram made 22 appearances and 11 starts to score four goals and record one assist in 960 minutes. Meram recorded goals in three consecutive games during the month of May against FC Dallas, San Jose and Seattle. He also scored the game-winner in the 89th minute on September 19.

2011 (Crew): Meram made his MLS regular season debut on May 28 against Chivas USA. He appeared in 12 other matches as a substitute and started four matches. The rookie recorded his first professional assist on June 4 and another on June 18. 2011. Meram started in seven matches in the MLS Reserve League season, scoring four goals and recording one assist. Meram started and recorded an assist in the Crew's U.S. Open Cup match against Richmond. Meram appeared in both quarterfinal matches against Real Salt Lake as a substitute in the 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League.

COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Meram split his college career between Michigan (2009 - 2010) and Yavapai College (2007 - 2008). He started 40 of 41 matches played while at Michigan scoring 24 goals and recording 14 assists. Meram earned back-to-back Second Team All-BigTen honors (09-10). He started all 52 matches at Yavapai College with 51 goals and 30 assists, earning two consecutive National Junior College Player of the Year honors (07 - 08). Meram was elected to the NJCAA Hall of Fame in May 2012.

ACQUIRED

Meram was selected 15th overall by the Crew in the First Round of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.

PERSONAL

Meram is the son of Lamia and Sam Meram. In his free time, he enjoys relaxing, talking to his family back home and attending Columbus Blue Jackets and Clippers games. He lists winning the National Championship with Division II program Yabapai, where he attended from 2007-2008, as well as getting drafted by the Crew as his two favorite soccer memories. Meram enjoys watching action movies and listening to techno, rap and country. His favorite band is Fun. Outside of MLS, Meram supports Real Madrid and his favorite player is Cristiano Ronaldo. Meram’s role models are his parents and his uncle Tony. His favorite place that he’s traveled to is Vancouver and he’d like to travel to Madrid and Italy someday. Meram was a high school football kicker and he played for University of Michigan’s football program for two years, wearing number 38. Both of Meram’s parents immigrated from Iraq to Michigan and he supports Michigan teams: the Red Wings and Lions. In addition to the football team, Meram also is fascinated with the animal lion as well. He was National Player of the Year with Yabapai in 2008 and was inducted into the NJCAA Soccer Hall of Fame in 2012 for his career at the junior college. In addition to English, Meram is fluent in Chaldean, a dialect of Arabic.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Columbus Crew 19 8 2 804 2 26 9 12 1 1 0
2013 Columbus Crew 19 9 1 781 1 21 6 13 4 1 0
2012 Columbus Crew 22 11 4 960 1 27 10 22 1 3 0
2011 Columbus Crew 17 4 0 515 2 9 2 8 5 2 0
Career Totals 77 32 7 3060 6 83 27 55 11 7 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 19 8 2 804 2 26 9 12 1 1 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 19 9 1 781 1 21 6 13 4 1 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 22 11 4 960 1 27 10 22 1 3 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Columbus Crew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 17 4 0 515 2 9 2 8 5 2 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Fecha Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
7/26/2014 CLB @ NE W 2-1 Subbed On 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
7/19/2014 MTL @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2014 KC @ CLB L 2-1 Started 45 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
7/12/2014 CLB @ NY L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2014 CLB @ COL T 1-1 Started 68 0 0 3 1 2 1 0 0
6/29/2014 DAL @ CLB T 0-0 Started 80 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
6/7/2014 CLB @ DC T 0-0 Subbed On 34 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
6/4/2014 RSL @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 0
5/31/2014 CLB @ TOR L 2-3 Started 90 1 0 2 1 0 2 0 0
5/24/2014 CHI @ CLB W 0-2 Started 74 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0
5/17/2014 CLB @ POR T 3-3 Started 75 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
5/10/2014 VAN @ CLB L 1-0 Subbed On 45 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0
5/7/2014 CLB @ HOU L 0-1 Subbed On 21 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2014 CLB @ KC L 0-2 Subbed On 21 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
4/26/2014 NY @ CLB T 1-1 Started 68 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
4/19/2014 DC @ CLB T 1-1 Subbed On 28 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
4/13/2014 CLB @ SJ T 1-1 Subbed On 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4/5/2014 TOR @ CLB L 2-0 Subbed On 23 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
3/29/2014 CLB @ SEA W 2-1 Subbed On 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
3/22/2014 PHI @ CLB W 1-2 Subbed On 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/8/2014 CLB @ DC W 3-0 Subbed On 17 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
10/27/2013 NE @ CLB L 1-0 Subbed On 18 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
10/19/2013 CLB @ NE L 2-3 Subbed On 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
10/5/2013 KC @ CLB L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2013 CLB @ DAL W 4-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2013 CHI @ CLB W 0-3 Subbed On 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2013 CLB @ MTL W 2-1 Subbed On 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2013 CLB @ KC L 0-3 Started 59 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
9/4/2013 HOU @ CLB W 0-2 Started 90 1 1 5 2 0 0 0 0
8/31/2013 SEA @ CLB L 1-0 Started 73 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
8/24/2013 CLB @ RSL L 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2013 TOR @ CLB W 0-2 Started 66 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0
8/10/2013 NY @ CLB W 0-2 Started 81 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0
8/3/2013 CLB @ HOU L 1-3 Subbed On 19 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/27/2013 CLB @ TOR L 1-2 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 NE @ CLB L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2013 POR @ CLB W 0-1 Subbed On 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
7/4/2013 CLB @ LA L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29/2013 CLB @ KC L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2013 CHI @ CLB L 2-1 Subbed On 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/15/2013 MTL @ CLB W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2013 CLB @ PHI L 0-3 Started 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 HOU @ CLB T 1-1 Started 74 0 0 5 0 1 1 1 0
5/26/2013 CLB @ NY T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0
5/18/2013 CLB @ TOR W 1-0 Started 79 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 0
5/11/2013 COL @ CLB L 2-0 Subbed On 17 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
5/4/2013 NY @ CLB L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/27/2013 DC @ CLB W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 CLB @ CHI L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2013 CLB @ MTL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/6/2013 PHI @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 CLB @ DC W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2013 SJ @ CLB T 1-1 Subbed On 14 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3/9/2013 CLB @ VAN L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/2/2013 CLB @ CHV W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/28/2012 TOR @ CLB W 1-2 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2012 CLB @ DC L 2-3 Started 64 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
10/7/2012 KC @ CLB T 1-1 Started 68 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/29/2012 PHI @ CLB W 2-3 Subbed On 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 CLB @ CHI L 1-2 Subbed On 21 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/19/2012 CHV @ CLB W 0-1 Subbed On 10 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0
9/15/2012 CLB @ NY L 1-3 Subbed On 25 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
9/5/2012 CLB @ NE L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/1/2012 MTL @ CLB W 1-2 Subbed On 27 0 0 2 1 3 1 0 0
8/29/2012 CLB @ PHI W 2-1 Subbed On 24 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0
8/25/2012 NE @ CLB W 3-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/22/2012 TOR @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/19/2012 CLB @ HOU T 2-2 Started 45 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0
8/15/2012 LA @ CLB T 1-1 Subbed On 16 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8/4/2012 CLB @ DC L 0-1 Started 66 0 0 1 1 4 0 1 0
7/28/2012 CLB @ KC W 2-1 Started 72 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/21/2012 DC @ CLB W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 4 0 1 2 0 0
7/14/2012 KC @ CLB L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 2 0 0
7/8/2012 CLB @ MTL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 RSL @ CLB W 0-2 Subbed On 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2012 CLB @ CHI L 1-2 Started 58 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0
6/16/2012 CLB @ NE T 0-0 Started 71 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
5/26/2012 CHI @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/23/2012 CLB @ SEA W 2-0 Started 80 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
5/19/2012 CLB @ SJ T 1-1 Started 60 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
5/12/2012 DAL @ CLB W 1-2 Subbed On 46 1 0 3 2 3 2 1 0
5/5/2012 CLB @ POR T 0-0 Subbed On 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2012 VAN @ CLB L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2012 HOU @ CLB T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2012 CLB @ PHI L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2012 NY @ CLB L 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/31/2012 CLB @ TOR W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/24/2012 MTL @ CLB W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2012 CLB @ COL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/22/2011 CLB @ CHI L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/15/2011 CLB @ NE W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/2/2011 DC @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2011 CLB @ KC L 1-2 Subbed On 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/24/2011 LA @ CLB L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/17/2011 CLB @ PHI L 0-1 Subbed On 27 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/14/2011 HOU @ CLB T 2-2 Subbed On 13 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/10/2011 TOR @ CLB L 4-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/27/2011 CLB @ SEA L 2-6 Subbed On 14 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
8/20/2011 PHI @ CLB W 1-2 Started 60 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8/13/2011 NE @ CLB W 1-3 Started 72 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
8/5/2011 CLB @ COL L 0-2 Subbed On 18 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/30/2011 CLB @ RSL W 2-0 Started 76 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
7/23/2011 POR @ CLB W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2011 CLB @ LA L 0-1 Subbed On 15 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/16/2011 SJ @ CLB T 0-0 Subbed On 11 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
7/6/2011 CLB @ VAN W 1-0 Subbed On 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/2/2011 CLB @ DAL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2011 COL @ CLB W 1-4 Subbed On 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/18/2011 CLB @ HOU W 2-0 Subbed On 26 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
6/12/2011 CHI @ CLB L 1-0 Started 52 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
6/8/2011 RSL @ CLB W 1-2 Subbed On 45 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
6/4/2011 CLB @ NY T 1-1 Subbed On 16 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0
5/28/2011 CHV @ CLB T 3-3 Subbed On 14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 CLB @ POR L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/14/2011 CLB @ SJ L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2011 SEA @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/30/2011 VAN @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/23/2011 CLB @ TOR T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/16/2011 KC @ CLB W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/9/2011 CLB @ CHV T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/1/2011 DAL @ CLB W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2011 NY @ CLB T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/19/2011 CLB @ DC L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves