Nick Rimando has sealed his name in MLS history — or at least re-worked that seal and firmed it up a bit — when he notched his 113th shutout in regular season MLS play.
Inevitably, Real Salt Lake players, RSL coach Jeff Cassar, DC United coach Ben Olsen, and, well, Twitter as a whole had something positive to say about Nick Rimando. Let's start with some post-match quotes and go on to a look at social media.
"I don't really know what to say. What an amazing career so far, but there's so much left for him. It couldn't happen to a better person. He's a leader within our team and locker room. He's a fantastic goalkeeper. It's an amazing individual award, but as I'm sure Nick [Rimando] said, there's a lot of people that were involved in it. I think there's more to come. I think there's a lot more to come."
"First of all, I don't think that any shutout is just for myself. I might have my name on the shutout but it's a committed effort from the team. This is not only my record. My name is on it but there are a lot of guys that should be getting credit for this too. Nat Borchers, Eddie Pope, Ryan Nelson, Chris Schuler, Tony Beltran, there are a lot of players. Man, I've been around a long time. But there are a lot of people that need to get credit for the record that I achieved tonight."
"I want to congratulate Nick Rimando. There's nobody better to have that award. He's a dear friend and I'm extremely excited for him."