Friday May 30th, 2014

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Meet the 23: Nick Rimando

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    22Nick Rimando
    Goalkeeper | Club: Real Salt Lake
Age Hometown Height Weight CS Caps
34 Montclair, Calif. 5-11 180 2 14

Unless something strange happens to Tim Howard and Brad Guzan, Rimando won’t see a minute of playing time in the World Cup. He didn’t play at all in qualifying, either, but he still may be one of the best No. 3 goalkeepers heading to the tournament. His laid-back nature makes him perfect for the support role, and he has earned his opportunity after a stellar MLS career with three clubs.

OUTLOOK: To say that the World Cup is essentially a paid vacation would be unfair to both Rimando’s professionalism and the importance of the event, but there’s not much a No. 3 goalkeeper can do to influence results. Rimando can be a good training partner and support for the other two, but that’s about it.

Mark J. Rebilas

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