HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on December 3, 2012.
One of the more capable backup ‘keepers in the league, Attinella has filled in well for Nick Rimando while the starter has been gone on international duty since joining Real Salt Lake ahead of the 2013 season. The rangy, 6-foot-2 backstop is able to pull off the fantastic stop, and has several MLS Save of the Week wins to his name.
OUTSIDE MLS: Attinella began his pro career with his hometown Tampa Bay Rowdiesin 2011. He had a successful rookie year but really burst onto the scene in 2012, earning a spot on the NASL Best XI, earning second in the league’s MVP voting, registering 11 shutouts and making three shootout saves in the final to lead the Rowdies to the Soccer Bowl title.
COLLEGE: Played four years at the University of South Florida, earning NSCAA first-team All-American and Big East Goalkeeper of the Year honors in his junior season in 2009.
NOTES: Was selected by RSL in the 2011 SuperDraft, but didn’t stick with the team, getting cut in preseason and signing with the Rowdies before returning to RSL ahead of the 2013 season.