Real Salt Lake gets goalie Rimando back from New York

February 23, 2007

SALT LAKE CITY -- Goalkeeper Nick Rimando is returning to Real Salt Lake, two weeks after the team dealt him to New York. The Red Bulls traded Rimando back to Utah, which was left without a starting goalie this week when veteran Scott Garlick surprised the team by retiring. Garlick was the only RSL goalkeeper in training camp who had played an MLS game.

In return for Rimando, Salt Lake gave New York a 2008 fourth-round draft pick and a fourth-round pick in the 2009 supplemental draft.

"Nick is a quality goalkeeper. He has had a ton of success in this league," Salt Lake coach John Ellinger said Friday. "We are fortunate that he was available for us to reacquire."

Rimando will join Real in time for the team's two-week training trip to Madrid, Spain.

Rimando has played seven years in the league and is sixth in MLS history with 66 career victories. Salt Lake initially acquired Rimando from D.C. United in the trade for midfielder Freddy Adu.


Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press