New York Red Bulls have drafted goalkeeper Ryan Meara.

With 38-year-old keeper Frank Rost's status still undetermined, the Red Bulls tabbed Meara.

"Todd Hoffard, our goalkeeping coach, has been following him for a long time. We think he's the best goalkeeper in the college system,'' GM Erik Soler told the NT Post. "He's big, he's strong, we need a goalie, and he's from New York. Every factor that we looked at was there, and he was the player we wanted most from the draft simply because we needed a goalkeeper.

"Realistically there were a bunch of others we couldn't calculate on getting, so we were very happy. We went here with a positive attitude and we got the best out of what we could get.''