nick rimando wins 2012 save of the week for week 1
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RSL's Rimando takes season's first Save of the Week

Real Salt Lake opened up their season in emphatic fashion last Saturday, running the LA Galaxy out of their own building with a 3-1 triumph.

And in between the goals and the celebrations, goalkeeper Nick Rimando also opened the season with a Save of the Week win.

After nearly a minute of sustained pressure by the Galaxy, Rimando had to come up huge to kick away a point-blank attempt by Designated Player Robbie Keane.

Though it was hardly the only acrobatic save of the week, Rimando beat out second-place finisher Bill Hamid by more than 20 percentage points.

WATCH: Rimando keeps out Keane

Nick Rimando (RSL) 45.98%

Bill Hamid (DC) 22.84%

Matt Pickens (COL) 15.5%

Ryan Meara (NY) 10.04%

Dan Kennedy (CHV) 5.63%


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