Another week, another crazy amount of fun was had. Let’s take a look at some of the coolest and more bizarre things of the week.
Nick Rimando and his 200th MLS win
Just in case Nick Rimando hadn’t won every single record in MLS yet, he also got his 200th career win in RSL’s 3-2 nail biter vs DC United on Saturday night. Nick Rimando already owns the title for...
- Most shutouts in MLS history (113 at the time)
- Most games played by a goalkeeper (424 at the time)
- Most games started by a goalkeeper (424 at the time)
- Most minutes by a goalkeeper (38,313 at the time)
And now he has added to his title of most wins by a goalkeeper, which was originally 183 is now up to Rimando’s 200. Rimando was honored post game by Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen who presented him with a (very heavy) glass ball, while the remaining fans at Rio Tinto Stadium gave Rimando a standing ovation.
G.O.A.T. pic.twitter.com/2lv8HYUQiM— Real Salt Lake (@RealSaltLake) May 13, 2018
The 100th Seattle Portland Derby
It’s not every week that Seattle and Portland battle it out on the soccer pitch, but when they do it’s something special. Take that special and tell everyone it’s their 100th meeting, and you have even more on the line than per usual. Weirdly enough, for this Cascadia Clash, it took 86 minutes for someone to find the back of the net. That man was Sebastian Blanco. Typically these games have no shortage of goals, but this gem from the Portland man would ultimately be the difference in this one.
Portland has never had the true advantage in the series, with Seattle going into it being 50-35-14 against the Timbers, but nevertheless, in front of 21,144 Timber’s fans, Portland was able to pull out a 1-0 win and make them 36-50-14 all time against the Seattle Sounders.
San Jose Earthquakes FINALLY get another win
Now this is a random game that I doubt many people even cared about, but this is kind of huge for San Jose. Having now just two wins on the season, this win is incredibly.. ironic. As said before, this is just San Jose’s second win this 2018 season, it also happens to be their second time playing Minnesota United. Conveniently enough, it is ALSO their second win over Minnesota United. Despite Minnesota being above them on the table, the Earthquakes just can’t seem to lose to them. It’s really quite unfortunate these teams don’t face each other again in the regular season, because it would sure be interesting to see what would happen.