One story that was slightly overlooked in the aftermath of Saturday’s Subaru Rocky Mountain Cup clinching win over Colorado was that, with the win, RSL goalie Nick Rimando moved past Zach Thornton and into No. 2 all-time on the MLS career wins list with 132 victories.
Rimando was deferential when asked about moving past Thornton, telling reporters after Saturday's match that his achievement wasn’t nearly as important as RSL’s 2-0 victory.
“Right now that’s not as important as the win,” Rimando said. “The team won today, I didn’t win. On offseason we could talk about awards, stats, etc., but tonight the team won, and I’m happy because it was much needed. We want to continue to move forward. We don’t look at stats; we look at how the game goes and we were organized and fought hard.”
Rimando, 33, still has a long way to go to catch Kevin Hartman for the No. 1 spot, trailing the 38-year-old FC Dallas starter by 44 wins.