True Salt Lake Legend Nick Rimando to be Inducted into Utah Sports Hall of Fame
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Legendary goaltender Nick Rimando will become the first Real Salt Lake representative to be inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame.
Rimando will join Haloti Ngata, Courtney Young Johnson, Jay Don Blake and Teri Okelberry Spiers as members of the HOF 2021 class. The ceremony will take place on September 20 at the Little America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City.
Rimando, 42, has played 20 seasons in Major League Soccer, including 13 in a Real Salt Lake kit, and holds MLS records for career wins, career saves and career shutouts. He is widely regarded as the greatest MLS goaltender of all time.
Since his retirement in 2019, Rimando has contributed to the development of the next generation of American goalkeepers. He runs camps and private lessons and helps coaches at Real Salt Lake Academy.
Real Salt Lake is set to host the Seattle Sounders on September 18, where fans can now purchase tickets for as low as $ 18 in honor of Rimando’s HOF induction. Rimando wore number 18 during his illustrious playing career.
In addition, Real Salt Lake will host an on-field halftime ceremony in honor of Rimando in the game against Seattle. Fans are also welcome to visit Rimando for autographs or pre-match photographs, Rimando will be present at the LifeVantage tent in the Plaza on the east side of the Rio Tinto stadium.