Sporting KC goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen retires
Sporting Kansas City captain Jimmy Nielsen is retiring, two days
after making a pair of saves during penalty kicks against Real Salt
Lake to help his team win its first Major League Soccer’s
championship since 2000.
The 36-year-old Nielsen, MLS’s goalkeeper of the year in 2012,
spent four years with Kansas City after playing in England for
Millwall (1994-95) and Leicester (2007-08), and in Denmark for AaB
Aalborg (1995-07) and Vejl (2008-10).
He set Kansas City’s team goalkeeping records for games (128),
wins (57) and shutouts (45).