The U.S. national team backup is on the verge of one of the most impressive statistical achievements of his career.With his clean sheat against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando tied Major League Soccer's all-time record for shutouts, with 112.
Rimando, 35, is now even with retired shot-stopper Kevin Hartman, who racked up his 112 in 17 MLS seasons with Los Angeles, Kansas City, Dallas and a year on the bench at the New York Red Bulls.
Rimando was much quicker to the mark, however. Hartman's 112th shutout came in his 412th MLS appearance, while Rimando needed just 360 matches. The next active player on the all-time list is 37-year-old San Jose Earthquakes keeper Jon Busch, with 80.
Rimando is chasing a number of other MLS goalkeeping records currently held by Hartman: wins (159 to 180, second all-time), saves (1264 to 1474, third all-time), and games played (360 to 416, second all-time). Rimando does have a slightly better career goals against average, 1.19 to Hartman's 1.21.