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LA Dodgers star Yasiel Puig dons Nick Rimando's US jersey

14 June 1:39 pm

LA Dodgers star Yasiel Puig dons Nick Rimando's US jersey

By Sam Stejskal

RSL and USMNT goalkeeper and Southern California native Nick Rimando got a little bit of love from one of the biggest stars in baseball on Friday, as LA Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig donned The Wall of the Wasatch’s U.S. shirt for a TwitPic.

A Cuban defector, Puig is killing it for the Dodgers this year, sitting near the top of MLB in several major statistical categories. We won’t question his judgment too much – he is one of the most electric players in baseball – but he might want to take that Rimando shirt a size up. Smedium’s totally played out.

Rimando, RSL teammate Kyle Beckerman and the rest of the U.S. squad will begin their World Cup on Monday, taking on Ghana in a critical Group G match at 4:00 p.m. MT on ESPN. Check out our #RSLBrazil section for front-to-back coverage of that match as well as the rest of the World Cup.