This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2011, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.
Looks like RSL has locked up yet another one of its key players for the long haul.Goalkeeper Nick Rimando has agreed to terms of a new deal, sources said Tuesday, though the sides are still waiting for finalization and league approval. The multi-year extension the exact length is still unknown means Rimando will be with RSL beyond the 2012 season, when his current contract was set to expire.Salary figures were not available.The 31-year-old Rimando had been among the lowest-paid starting goalkeepers in Major League Soccer, despite winning the most valuable player award in the 2009 MLS Cup, anchoring a record-setting defense that allowed just 20 goals last season and recently earning his fifth cap with the U.S. national team.He earned $131,000 last year, according to the MLS Players Union.Rimando becomes the fourth player to agree to a contact extension with RSL since the end of last season, following forwards Alvaro Saborio and Paulo Araujo, Jr., and midfielder Will Johnson. The team is working on an extension for defender Nat Borchers, as well his current deal is set to expire after the coming season but the sides are still negotiating terms.