Tony Meola (born Antonio Michael Meola on February 21, 1969) is an American football goalkeeper who played for the United States national team at the 1990 and 1994 World Cups, and from 1996 to 2006 played in Major League Soccer, the U.S. top soccer division, where he obtained multiple honors. He is currently a Free Agent.
Meola, born in Belleville, New Jersey, played boy's soccer for Kearny High School, in Kearny, New Jersey. He learned his love for the game from his father, Vincent, who had played for Italian second division club Avellino before immigrating to the U.S. Tony was All-State both as a goalkeeper (1985) and a forward (1986). He had a part in 41 shutouts and scored 42 goals during his high school career.
In 1999, he was named by The Star-Ledger as one of the top ten New Jersey high school soccer players of the 1980s.