SANDY, Utah — Longtime Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando is returning to the club in a new role.
"Rimando – Major League Soccer’s all-time leader in games played, wins, saves and shutouts – will join the club as a goalkeeping coach for the RSL Academy and will serve as an official club ambassador, participating in community outreach, partnership and ticketing initiatives for the club during the 2021 season," a news release from Real Salt Lake says. "In his on-field role, Rimando will work directly in collaboration with coaching and technical staffs from the RSL Academy, Real Monarchs and RSL, and report directly to RSL Academy Director of Coaching Arnold Rijsenburg to aid in the development of the academy goalkeeper’s technical on-field initiatives and philosophies."
Rimando played for RSL from 2007 until he retired in 2019.
The club also announced the hirings of Andrew May, Jamie McGregor and Ronny Charry as coaches for the club’s youth development academy Wednesday.