“I think ultimately it comes down to their happiness, because they don’t have much happiness currently,” Meram told the Columbus Dispatch following a win versus Thailand in September. He later added, “What better way to make an impact than for an American to play for the country that his family grew up in and his culture? It’s been the greatest decision I’ve had in my life.”
Now one game away from helping Crew SC to their first MLS Cup since 2008 after scoring the fastest goal in MLS playoff history, Meram is enjoying one of his finest seasons as a professional. He started a career-high 28 regular season matches while chipping in with six goals and a career-high five assists. Columbus travels to Red Bull Arena to face the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. ET (FS1, FOX Deportes, TSN Go).