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Nick Rimando to retire after 2019 season


Nick Rimando is calling it a career after the 2019 MLS season.

The longtime veteran announced via social media on Friday that he will be hanging up his gloves after the season.

Rimando, 39, will be heading into his 20th season in MLS after making his debut with the Miami Fusion back in 2000. Since joining RSL in 2007, Rimando has made 340 regular season appearances for the club and lifted one MLS cup. He’s also appeared for D.C. United in his career.

The veteran goalkeeper has been named an MLS All-Star five times, and won 22 caps with the U.S. Men’s National Team.

Rimando is the MLS all-time leader in games (485), saves (1,630) and shutouts (144). He also won his 200th career game last May.

RSL opens their season tomorrow against the Houston Dynamo.


  1. I wonder how much his lack of height hampered his prospoects of playing overseas as well as his opportunities with the USMNT. Always thought he was one of the better skilled ‘keepers we’ve produced.

  2. Never was a superstar, but mad respect for putting in so many solid seasons in MLS and being a good soldier as the #3 GK for the USMNT.

    • Goalkeepers aren’t generally portrayed/sold as superstars are they. Rimando had an amazing run of years as the best at his position in the league and was capable of spectacular shot stopping. Call it whatever you want.


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