Real Salt Lake’s Rimando one of lowest paid keepers in MLS

Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando is one of the lowest paid players in his position in the entire MLS competition.

The 31-year old, who was a vital member of RSL’s MLS Cup win last term, has continued his stellar form in the 2010 season but remains one of the most poorly paid keepers in the league.

Rimando will earn $131,000 this year and only two stoppers will receive less – Chicago Fire’s Andrew Dykstra and FC Dallas’ Kevin Hartman – whilst every other gloveman will get at least $135,000.

By the time Rimando’s next contract comes around, in 2011, he may be too old to negotiate an improved deal meaning he probably won’t capitalise on being one of the premier keepers in the USA.