Fans React To News Of Rimando’s Retirement
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Once word got out that Real Salt Lake’s all-time great goalkeeper Nick Rimando announced his retirement from Major League Soccer, support and gratitude for the 19-year pro’s career was all over social media.
Rimando made the announcement on his Twitter account with a graphic that shared the announcement, surrounded by photos of him in game action for RSL.
The American-born goalkeeper has been a foundational member of RSL’s squad since 2007.
As the all-time lead in career shutouts, wins, saves and appearances, Rimando has built quite the following, not only from RSL supporters, but from soccer fans all over the globe.
Many of those fans took to Twitter to share their voice about Rimando’s announcement.
Nick is an American treasure
And his biggest moments of appreciation
Won’t come for 20 more years when people do documentaries about soccer in America and speak about its
Goalkeeper Nick Rimando
— Johnny C (@johncheech) March 1, 2019
Man, if you said MLS and goalkeeper in the same sentence, my mind automatically goes to Rimando. Most MLS shutouts, wins, saves, appearances, but for some reason never won GK of The Year (maybe a swan song win this year?). A league legend. Respect 👊 https://t.co/zaqv8LbZjY
— Sarah O. (@manic_swens) March 1, 2019
Nothing but respect for Rimando! Great guy to have on and off the pitch! https://t.co/3inWtRYNXb
— Milfy (@Dangergoon) March 1, 2019
Love and respect from a SJ Earthquakes fan. Nick Rimando the definition of #forclubandcountry
— Ivan Ornelas (@IvanOrnelas2) March 1, 2019
If anyone deserves the old Landon Donovan farewell tour, it's definitely…
[puts lips directly onto microphone]
NICK RIMANDO, THE BEST GOALKEEPER IN MLS HISTORY. https://t.co/vRhhWhuAky
— Braden (@BackhandBandit) March 1, 2019
— Jeff Rozic (@TheOptimistCo) March 1, 2019
The greatest keeper in @MLS history.
Brought @realsaltlake the greatest MLS Cup win ever.
— Jacob Gibb (@_jgibbster) March 1, 2019
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