- U.S. National Team: MNT
- Position: Goalkeeper
- Date Of Birth: June 17, 1979
- Height: 5-11
- Weight: 180
- Hometown: Montclair, Calif.
- Club: Real Salt Lake
A veteran goalkeeper who continues to excel in MLS, Nick Rimando made his first national team appearance in more than six years when he earned a 2-1 win against El Salvador in February in 2010. A steady presence in the net, his athleticism and veteran leadership has been a big part of Real Salt Lake's rise to prominence in the domestic league.
- Debuted for the USA in 2002, combining with Tim Howard for a 2-0 shutout win against El Salvador.
- Has featured for the USA at many youth levels, including the 1995 FIFA U-17 World Cup and 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship
- Earned the 2009 MLS Cup MVP award as he led Real Salt Lake to their first league championship title.
2011: Called into camp ahead of the Jan. 22 match against Chile and started in the 1-1 tie … Named to the roster for the October games against Honduras and Ecuador but did not play … 2010: Ended six-and-a-half-year span between caps on Feb. 24 vs. El Salvador, earning the win in the 2-1 friendly triumph at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa … Also made 18-man roster on January 23 vs. Honduras … 2003: Earned two caps, including a 2-0 victory against Wales on May 26, in which he registered his first complete shutout and start for the U.S. senior side … 2002: Made his senior international debut on Nov. 17 vs. El Salvador, coming on at the half and combining with Tim Howard to post a 2-0 shutout win … Under-20s: Earned 31 caps for the U.S. Under-20 squad across 1998-99 … Was a member of the U.S. U-20 National Team that went 2-2-0 at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship in Nigeria … Under-17s: Member of the U.S. U-17 squad that competed in the 1995 U-17 World Cup in Ecuador … First Appearance: Nov. 17, 2002, vs. El Salvador … First Shutout: May 26, 2003, vs. Wales.
2011: Recorded new career highs for games played and started, with 33 each, plus three starts in MLS Cup playoffs … Reached a career high for minutes played (2,970) and posted a 1.09 GAA with 13 shutouts … Signed a contract extension in February to keep him at Real Salt Lake until 2013 … 2010: Started and played in 27 games for Real Salt Lake … Recorded 2,430 minutes of action and garnered a .78 save percentage … Earned 18 shutouts and made 78 saves with a .67 GAA … Finished the season with a 15-4-8 record … 2009: His 1.14 GAA was the third lowest of his 10-year MLS career and his nine shutouts ranking second-most … Finished among MLS’ Top 10 with a 1.14 GAA, 9 shutouts and 10 wins … 2008: One of four goalkeepers to play every minute for his squad in 2008 … Finished season in top six across MLS with 10 wins, 8 shutouts and a 1.30 GAA … Made 200th MLS regular season start & appearance on October 9 vs. New York Red Bulls … 2007: Acquired, traded, then re-acquired by Real Salt Lake during the off-season, the final deal bringing Rimando back to Utah … 2006: Made just two appearances for D.C. United in a back-up role behind Troy Perkins after overcoming injuries during the first half of the season … 2005: Returned to full strength and had one of his best seasons, notching a career-high 11 shutouts while maintaining an impressive 1.17 GAA and tying his career-best of 15 wins ... 2004: A right knee injury limited Rimando to just 13 appearances … Still managed to record a 7-3-3 record and a career-best and club-record 1.00 GAA … Went 4-0-0 in postseason play, his 1.15 GAA helping United to its fifth MLS Cup crown … 2003: Equaled a D.C. team single-season record with seven shutouts. 2002: Recorded club-record seven shutouts and D.C. United’s single-season record for saves with 131 … Only player on D.C. to log every minute during the 2002 season … 2001: Set several team records for Miami Fusion FC in his first full season, including 15 wins and five shutouts … Posted a 15-5-5 record and 1.29 GAA, numbers that helped Miami garner the 2001 Supporters Shield … 2000: Made five saves and recorded a shutout in his MLS debut for Miami Fusion FC … Finalist for the Nickelodeon GAS Play of the Year for a one-handed save on D.C.’s Bobby Convey’s shot on August 5 … Posted a 2-1-0 record in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and made a PK save in the Final on October 21 at Chicago.