Meola set to get his 100th cap against Jamaica

April 10, 2006
CARY, N.C. -- Tony Meola remembers nearly everything about his first game with the U.S. national team, most of all his worries that he might not get a second one.

As a 19-year-old goalkeeper in 1988, he gave up the only goal on a penalty kick in a 1-0 loss to Ecuador. That wasn't the worst part -- he took down a player driving to the net, setting up the goal.

"I was getting screamed at by everybody," Meola said Monday, laughing. "I thought, 'They're not inviting me back.' "
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