Filipino American goalkeeper Nick Rimando to retire after 2019 season

SALT LAKE CITY — Filipino American goalkeeper Nick Rimando will retire after this season, his 20th in Major League Soccer.

Rimando, who’s played for Real Salt Lake since 2007, is the all-time MLS leader in wins, saves, shutouts, and games and minutes played.

The soon-to-be 40-year-old has won the MLS Cup twice, made the All-Star team five times and played for the United States national team — serving as a backup keeper during the 2014 World Cup.

Rimando announced his decision to retire via Twitter, where he posted a letter reading: “My 20th season will be my last. It’s time for me to step away & start my next adventure. This game has given me so much, that it’s hard to put in words what this announcement means to me as I reflect on all the people and moments that have helped me reach this point. I’m truly grateful for how long I’ve played.”

Rimando also wrote, “As always I’m looking forward to competing and giving everything I can to the club and RSL’s supporters, let’s make this final go around the most memorable.”

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