Tim Howard says he believes Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando is "the greatest goalkeeper in MLS history."
The two shot-stoppers have been teammates on the United States national team for years, but while Howard left Major League Soccer for more than a decade in the Premier League, Rimando has spent his entire career in the U.S.
And as Colorado prepare to face rivals RSL on Friday night at Rio Tinto Stadium, the Rapids keeper had to give the nod to Rimando.
"What I think is that he's the greatest goalkeeper...
Pablo Mastroeni remembers the night that the Rocky Mountain Cup clash between the Colorado Rapids and Real Salt Lake came of age.
The date was Sept. 2, 2006, and the venue was RSL's old home, Rice-Eccles Stadium. At that time, MLS had issued an anti-prejudice/anti-harassment campaign called "Don't Cross the Line." According to Mastroeni, the message apparently didn't reach some segments of the RSL faithful.
"I was just getting killed by a couple of fans in the corner," said Mastroeni with a chuckle....
David Villa scored an early goal and New York City FC held off the LA Galaxy to win 1-0 at Yankee Stadium on Saturday.
LA keeper Clement Diop got a piece of Ronald Matarrita's shot, but it still fell for Villa to score from close range in the sixth minute.
Villa nearly added a second goal in the first half but Diop stretched to deny him with a good save.
NYCFC keeper Josh Saunders was called into action before halftime to push away Nigel de Jong's bicycle kick.
The Galaxy saw their nine-game unbeaten...