Well hot on the heels of Tim Melia pitching a shutout for the Charleston Battery against the Chicago Fire, both in the match and shootout.
Comes this announcement:
Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando did not give up a single goal in the month of June and was recognized on Wednesday as the MLS Player of the Month, as voted on by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR). It is the second consecutive month that an RSL player has captured the honor after Alvaro Saborio won the May award.
The defending MLS Cup champions played three June matches against D.C. United, the LA Galaxy and the San Jose Earthquakes but they could not find their way past Rimando.
Rimando was credited with single handedly salvaging a point against the San Jose Earthquakes last Friday after his eight saves preserved a 0-0 tie.
It is impressive that RSL has had back to back winners and the fact that during May and June, RSL hasn't lost a match, 6-0-2. It is clear that the media is taking notice of Real Salt Lake and that run, but I know that the players, coaches and fans in town all know that the team is capable of more.
Way to go Nick, big saves have helped us get big results.
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