Saturday morning: What's in the news ...

1. Nick Rimando, who turns 40 in June, will retire after the 2019 MLS season, his 20th in the league. Rimando, the starting goalkeeper for Real Salt Lake, is the all-time MLS leader in games (485) and minutes  played (43,726) as well as wins (209), saves (1,630) and shutouts (144). He turned pro out of UCLA in 2000 and played for the Miami Fusion and D.C. United before joining RSL in 2007. He has won MLS Cups with both D.C. United (2004) and Real Salt Lake (2009).

2. Puma signed a 10-year agreement with Manchester City in a uniform deal estimated to be worth $800 million, making it the second largest deal involving an EPL club behind only Manchester United’s current deal with adidas. Puma will replace Nike as the Man City manufacturer, beginning next season. The agreement also covers City Football Group's clubs in Australia, Spain, Uruguay and China. NYCFC is supplied by adidas under the terms of its league-wide deal with MLS.

3. California United Strikers FC has withdrawn from the NPSL Founders Cup, which is scheduled to behind in August. California United Strikers FC, which first sought to join the NASL in 2018 and play at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Stadium, has also dropped out of the NPSL's summer campaign. Its exit leaves only four Founders Cup teams in the Western Division: ASC San Diego, Cal FC, FC Arizona and Oakland Roots.
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