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Beyond The Box Score: Tim Melia makes history in Great White North

When longtime backup goalkeeper Tim Melia stepped between the posts for his Sporting Kansas City debut on May 3, 2015, few could have envisioned how the next four years would unfold.

At the time, Melia had six total appearances in just as many MLS seasons and had yet to record his first league win or shutout.

Oh, how times have changed.

Two U.S. Open Cup titles. An MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award. Four straight trips to the playoffs. And on Saturday, Melia became the team’s winningest goalkeeper ever.

Sporting Kansas City cruised past Vancouver Whitecaps FC by a 3-0 scoreline at BC Place, giving Melia win No.