Rimando: ‘Utah Is Home For Me Now’

Sep 27, 2019, 5:17 PM
Goalie Nick Rimando #18 of Real Salt Lake looks downfield during their game against the Philadelphia Union at Rio Tinto Stadium on March 14, 2015 in Sandy, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando said that after playing 13 seasons with the club, “Utah is home for me now.”

Rimando has played 20 seasons in Major League Soccer and the better portion of it with RSL.

The goalie said that he hoped to continue living in Utah after retiring at the conclusion of the season and that the state is home for him.

Rimando played from 2000-01 with the Miami Fusion. The goalie’s next stop in MLS came with D.C. United from 2002-06 before getting traded to Real Salt Lake.

The veteran goalkeeper is a native of Montclair, California and played college soccer at UCLA in Los Angeles.

The RSL goalie is retiring at the end of the season. The club has two games remaining and a playoff berth is on the line.

Rimando expressed a desire to take a moment to enjoy retirement but remain involved with soccer after his playing days are over.

It will be interesting to see how Rimando stays involved with the game. If Rimando stays in Utah, coaching or working with Real Salt Lake in another capacity would certainly be convenient for him.

Rimando plays his final home game on Sunday, September 29 when Real Salt Lake and the Houston Dynamo kickoff at 5:30 p.m.

You can stream the game for free on or the KSL TV app, which you can download here:


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