Nick Rimando has officially put pen to paper and re-signed with Real Salt Lake on a multiyear deal.
Rimando, 38, will enter his 12th season for RSL and 18th in Major League Soccer and is the league leader in wins (196), appearances (452), starts (452) and shutouts (137). He has also been recognized over the years as a six-time MLS All-Star, two-time club defensive player of the year and the 2007 Real Salt Lake most valuable player.
“I couldn’t be happier continuing my career with Real. This is home and I couldn’t fathom leaving this club that means so much to me. I was here in the glory days and I want to bring this club back to where it belongs. I am excited to get the season started. We have the coaches, players and potential to do big things.” Rimando said in a team release.
With Rimando returning, it seems RSL have put themselves in a fantastic position to make a run at some silverware in 2018. There will be no weak links in the 11 man starting lineup, that will take on FC Dallas on March 3rd in the season opener.
You can feel the optimism in the air here in Utah. This off-season has been a master class from Craig Waibel and Mike Petke when it comes to signing and re-signing players.
Here are Mike Petke’s thoughts on Nick Rimando returning:
"Best goalkeeper in the history of the league."
— Real Salt Lake (@RealSaltLake) January 23, 2018
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