The veteran backstopped the 113th clean sheet of his career as Real moved past Seattle in the West.Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando has set a career record for shutouts in Major League Soccer, keeping his 113th clean sheet in a 3-0 win over D.C. United.
The 35-year-old surpassed the 112 mark previously set by Kevin Hartman without having to make a save as RSL dominated the capital club. And the veteran gave credit to his teammates for the result, saying: “First of all, I don’t think that any shutout is just for myself. I might have my name on the shutout but it’s a committed effort from the team.
"This is not only my record. My name is on it but there are a lot of guys that should be getting credit for this too. Nat Borchers, Eddie Pope, Ryan Nelsen, Chris Schuler, Tony Beltran, there are a lot of players. Man, I’ve been around a long time. But there are a lot of people that need to get credit for the record that I achieved tonight.
"My name is on it, but there are a lot of guys that should be getting credit for this."
The win takes RSL top of the Western Conference with a 10-4-9 record, although the Seattle Sounders are just a point back and hold three games in hand.