Nick Rimando wins MLS Save of the Year presented by Allstate

Awards - 2019 - Save of the Year

Nick Rimando has played the final game in a legendary 20-year career, but the Real Salt Lake goalkeeper walks away with one more honor.

Rimando has won the 2019 MLS Save of the Year presented by Allstate, for an incredible double-save against the Colorado Rapids on Aug. 24. He beat out 15 other top stops from around MLS in the 2019 season, decided with an online vote.

Rimando’s two-save effort set the tone early for RSL to help his side earn a 2-0 victory against Colorado and capture the 2019 Rocky Mountain Cup. During the corner kick sequence, Rimando turned away the initial header, and the rebound found its way to Colorado’s Kei Kamara. Kamara’s point-blank attempt was fended off by Rimando, who while sprawled on the ground stretched with his left glove to make the goal-line save.

Rimando's career came to a close on Wednesday, after RSL lost in the Western Conference Semifinal, but Rimando came out swinging, making seven saves in his final match.

This is the third MLS Save of the Year award for Rimando, joining his honors in 2012 and 2013. The award was first established in 2009.

Save of the Year Winners