U.S. Soccer
Nick Rimando
Men's National Team

Nick Rimando

Goalkeeper Caps/Goals - 22/0
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    5-10 / 185

  • Hometown

    Montclair, Calif.

  • Club

    Real Salt Lake

A longtime veteran of the National Teams, Rimando has displayed remarkable consistency in his skills in goal and his leadership off the field. A member of the 2014 FIFA World Cup squad, he was a stronghold for the USA’s goalkeeping contingent in 2013, boasting a perfect 6-0-0 record and allowing only four goals in 540 minutes. Five of those victories came during the USA’s run to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup crown. Along with his career-year internationally, Rimando moved up the record books in Major League Soccer, becoming just the second player in league history to reach 100 regular-season shutouts during Real Salt Lake’s 2013 season opener.

Career highlights:

  • Named to the 23-man roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • Posted a career-best six wins for the U.S. MNT in 2013, winning all six starts and allowing only four goals in 540 minutes.
  • Five victories came during the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, where he also manned the net during the USA’s 1-0 victory against Panama in the tournament championship on July 28
  • Became just the second player in MLS history to reach 100 regular-season shutouts during Real Salt Lake's 2-0 win against the San Jose Earthquakes on March 3, 2014.
  • 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.
  • A two-time MLS Cup winner, he is also a four-time MLS All-Star
  • Ranks first all-time amongst MLS goalkeepers in shutouts and is second in wins and games played

2015: Named to the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup roster... Has played and started in five games for the MNT this year... Started the first five games of 2015... 2014: Appeared in four and started three games for the U.S. in 2014 ... Remained undefeated and improved to a 10-0-2 record with the National Team on Oct. 14 in a 1-1 draw against Honduras ... Included on the 23-man roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup ...  2013: The goalkeeping veteran had his most significant year with the MNT, going a perfect 6-0-0 with two shutouts … His six wins were second only to Tim Howard’s seven … Earned five caps at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup and posted a clean sheet during the U.S. MNT’s 1-0 victory against Panama in the tournament championship on July 28 at Soldier Field in Chicago … Rimando’s other shutout came against Guatemala as the USA rolled to a 6-0 win on July 5 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego … 

2014: Finished the season with seven shutouts and a 1.04 goals against average in 24 matches. His 13-4-7 record was his second-best campaign in terms of points per match since coming to Real Salt Lake in 2007 … On August 9, he earned his 113th career clean sheet to pass Kevin Hartman as the all-time shutout leader in MLS history ... Earned his fourth All-Star nod in the last five seasons, starting for the MLS All-Stars against Bayern Munich ... Five times during the season, he was voted MLS Save of the Week, more than any other player in the league in 2014 ... 2013: Earned nine shutouts and went 14-7-6 during the regular-season, finishing second in the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year voting … Became only the second player in MLS history to reach 100 regular-season shutouts when he made two saves during Real Salt Lake’s 2-0 season-opening victory against the San Jose Earthquakes on March 3 … Won MLS Save of the Year for his double-save against the Colorado Rapids on Aug. 3 … 2012 ... Collected a career-high 16 regular season victories ... Registered 2,790 minutes of action in 31 games, second-most in his 13 season ... Made his 17th save in 56 career penalty kicks face on Sept. 6 in Houston, extending his MLS all-time high ...  Eleven clean sheets in 2012 extended his regular-season career total to 99 all-time, trailing only Kevin Hartman ... 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.

College:

Finished his three years at UCLA with a 0.67 GAA, the second-best mark in Bruin history … In 1999, he received NSCAA All-Far West First-Team and College Soccer Online All-American Honorable Mention honors … Tallied 19 wins in 22 games while maintaining a 0.78 GAA in helping UCLA reach the NCAA College Cup Semifinals. 

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