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Nick Rimando called up to USMNT for qualifiers

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The man just keeps getting the call from the national team coach.

MLS: Colorado Rapids at Real Salt Lake
Nick Rimando with a fan after Saturday’s win over Colorado Rapids.
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In case you weren’t paying attention, Nick Rimando has proven one of the more consistent goalkeepers in American soccer history, and for that, he’s been given yet another call-up to the U.S. Men’s National team for World Cup Qualifiers.

Despite not having the mass of caps that, say, Tim Howard has, Rimando’s continued call-ups place him firmly as the third-choice goalkeeper under Jurgen Klinsmann and now Bruce Arena.

The U.S. hosts Costa Rica on Friday at 4:30 p.m. Mountain at Red Bull Arena, then travels to Honduras on Sept. 5. Rimando’s not slated to miss any RSL minutes during that time.

U.S. Roster

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Atlanta United), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest), Tim Ream (Fulham), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Midfielders: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Paul Arriola (D.C. United), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Fabian Johnson (Moenchengladbach), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders)

Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (Hamburg)