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).