Tim Howard
Soccer player
Tim Howard
Timothy Matthew "Tim" Howard is an American soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for English club Everton and the United States national team. Howard started his career with the North Jersey Imperials before making a move to the MetroStars. His appearances soon attracted the attention of Manchester United, who signed him in 2003. He enjoyed relative success with them as they won the 2003 FA Community Shield, the 2003–04 FA Cup and the 2005–06 League Cup.
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Goalkeeper Tim Howard to undergo surgery Thursday
Yahoo News - 3 months
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard will undergo season-ending surgery Thursday for an injury he sustained in last week's World Cup qualifier between the U.S. and Mexico.
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U.S roster for World Cup qualifiers a mix of young, old
LATimes - 4 months
The U.S. heads into the final round of World Cup qualifying this week with a 26-man roster featuring a mix of youth and experience. The team Coach Juergen Klinsmann chose Sunday includes 15 players who have been part of a World Cup roster -- among them goalkeeper Tim Howard, who has been on three...
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Tim Howard - 7
Yahoo News - 5 months
'​The US Secretary of Defense' as he was dubbed after a record breaking performance for the United States national team at the 2014 World Cup, Tim Howard was tough to beat from 12 yards. He saved seven Premier League penalties from 2006 until heading home in 2016.
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Premier League 2015-16 review: the big quiz of the season
Guardian (UK) - 9 months
Leicester won the league with weeks to spare, Arsenal finished above Spurs again and Chelsea put up an embarrassing title defence, but did you catch the details? Leicester City have won the league title for the first time in their history. Who were the last first-time winners of the top flight? Blackburn Rovers Manchester City Derby County Nottingham Forest Wes Morgan became the third outfield player in Premier League history to play every minute of a title-winning season. Gary Pallister managed it in 1992-93. Who did it last season? Branislav Ivanovic John Terry Eden Hazard Willian Saido Berahino took two penalties this season; they came in the same match, were both on target and were both saved by the same goalkeeper. Who? David de Gea Heurelho Gomes Adrián Jack Butland Which club went 15 games unbeaten but didn't finish in the top four? Manchester United West Ham United Chelsea Liverpool Arsenal have finished above Tottenham for the last 21 seasons. Who was mana ...
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Everton end season on a high with 3-0 win against Norwich City
Guardian (UK) - 9 months
Tim Howard signed off with a clean sheet – Everton’s first at home since 3 February – but it was his prediction that Roberto Martínez’s successor would be “sitting on a goldmine” of talent that resonated most at Goodison Park. Teenage debutants shone as Everton ended a tumultuous week and season with a convincing victory against Norwich City. David Unsworth, the under-21s coach in temporary charge following Martínez’s dismissal on Thursday, believes that Everton have “seven or eight players who are ready now or in 12 months to play in the first team”. He backed those words with action, handing the 17-year-old Tom Davies and the 18-year-old Kieran Dowell full debuts in midfield and giving the under‑21s captain Jonjoe Kenny his first senior outing from the bench. Continue reading...
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U.S. continues poor play with 1-0 loss to Costa Rica in soccer exhibition
LATimes - over 1 year
Tim Howard made his first appearance in goal for the United States in 15 months and was unable to stop the Americans' slide. Joel Campbell scored in the 70th minute, and Costa Rica beat the listless U.S., 1-0, in a soccer exhibition Tuesday night in Harrison, N.J. Three days after a 3-2 loss to...
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United's First Back to Back Defeat, Manchester United Week 34 Recap
Huffington Post Sports - almost 2 years
Manchester United squared off against Everton this past weekend, continuing their campaign to finish in the top four of the English Premier League table. Although, they were favorites to win the match, they were unable to replicate their winning form, falling defeated for the second week in a row to the resurgent Merseyside Blues, who are now undefeated in their last six matches. Louis Van Gaal's selections were again affected by injuries this week to Phil Jones and Michael Carrick. Paddy McNair replaced Jones and Daley Blind was started in place of the calm, collected Carrick. Usual starters adopted the other spots in the lineup as David De Gea started in goal, Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, and Luke Shaw rounded out the back four; Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, and Ashley Young comprised the rest of the midfield, and Wayne Rooney started in the lone striker position. It was almost immediately evident that the day would be Everton's as United's defense appeared ...
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meninblazers: Rog’s Dream A beaming, shirtless Michael Bradley is the first to reach the staircase.  The American midfielder drapes his shoulders in a stars and stripes flag, gives a television camera the thumbs up, and shakes his head in disbelief as Mix
Yahoo News - about 2 years
meninblazers: Rog’s Dream A beaming, shirtless Michael Bradley is the first to reach the staircase.  The American midfielder drapes his shoulders in a stars and stripes flag, gives a television camera the thumbs up, and shakes his head in disbelief as Mix Diskerud puts his arm around him.  The man who has become known to the world as “Nordic Messi” has just propelled the US to victory with his inspired play.  Unable to mask his joy, he pulls on a comically oversized Uncle Sam hat, and moonwalks up the first three steps. Brazilian fans reach over the handrail desperate to slap the weary Jermaine Jones, and an animated Aron Johannsson on the back.  Half way up the stairs, supersub Kyle Beckerman, whose late wondergoal proved the difference in the final, soaks in the moment, turning round as a fan deposits a red white and blue rasta wig on his head.  Facing out towards the vaunted Maracana, he holds his arms aloft.  His face appears on the scoreboard in close up causing the legendary stadi ...
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meninblazers: Rog’s Dream A beaming, shirtless Michael Bradley is the first to reach the staircase.  The American midfielder drapes his shoulders in a stars and stripes flag, gives a television camera the thumbs up, and shakes his head in disbelief as Mix
Yahoo News - about 2 years
meninblazers: Rog’s Dream A beaming, shirtless Michael Bradley is the first to reach the staircase.  The American midfielder drapes his shoulders in a stars and stripes flag, gives a television camera the thumbs up, and shakes his head in disbelief as Mix Diskerud puts his arm around him.  The man who has become known to the world as “Nordic Messi” has just propelled the US to victory with his inspired play.  Unable to mask his joy, he pulls on a comically oversized Uncle Sam hat, and moonwalks up the first three steps. Brazilian fans reach over the handrail desperate to slap the weary Jermaine Jones, and an animated Aron Johannsson on the back.  Half way up the stairs, supersub Kyle Beckerman, whose late wondergoal proved the difference in the final, soaks in the moment, turning round as a fan deposits a red white and blue rasta wig on his head.  Facing out towards the vaunted Maracana, he holds his arms aloft.  His face appears on the scoreboard in close up causing the legendary stadi ...
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meninblazers: Rog’s Dream A beaming, shirtless Michael Bradley is the first to reach the staircase.  The American midfielder drapes his shoulders in a stars and stripes flag, gives a television camera the thumbs up, and shakes his head in disbelief as Mix
Yahoo News - about 2 years
meninblazers: Rog’s Dream A beaming, shirtless Michael Bradley is the first to reach the staircase.  The American midfielder drapes his shoulders in a stars and stripes flag, gives a television camera the thumbs up, and shakes his head in disbelief as Mix Diskerud puts his arm around him.  The man who has become known to the world as “Nordic Messi” has just propelled the US to victory with his inspired play.  Unable to mask his joy, he pulls on a comically oversized Uncle Sam hat, and moonwalks up the first three steps. Brazilian fans reach over the handrail desperate to slap the weary Jermaine Jones, and an animated Aron Johannsson on the back.  Half way up the stairs, supersub Kyle Beckerman, whose late wondergoal proved the difference in the final, soaks in the moment, turning round as a fan deposits a red white and blue rasta wig on his head.  Facing out towards the vaunted Maracana, he holds his arms aloft.  His face appears on the scoreboard in close up causing the legendary stadi ...
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meninblazers: Rog’s Dream A beaming, shirtless Michael Bradley is the first to reach the staircase.  The American midfielder drapes his shoulders in a stars and stripes flag, gives a television camera the thumbs up, and shakes his head in disbelief as Mix
Yahoo News - about 2 years
meninblazers: Rog’s Dream A beaming, shirtless Michael Bradley is the first to reach the staircase.  The American midfielder drapes his shoulders in a stars and stripes flag, gives a television camera the thumbs up, and shakes his head in disbelief as Mix Diskerud puts his arm around him.  The man who has become known to the world as “Nordic Messi” has just propelled the US to victory with his inspired play.  Unable to mask his joy, he pulls on a comically oversized Uncle Sam hat, and moonwalks up the first three steps. Brazilian fans reach over the handrail desperate to slap the weary Jermaine Jones, and an animated Aron Johannsson on the back.  Half way up the stairs, supersub Kyle Beckerman, whose late wondergoal proved the difference in the final, soaks in the moment, turning round as a fan deposits a red white and blue rasta wig on his head.  Facing out towards the vaunted Maracana, he holds his arms aloft.  His face appears on the scoreboard in close up causing the legendary stadi ...
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meninblazers: Rog’s Dream A beaming, shirtless Michael Bradley is the first to reach the staircase.  The American midfielder drapes his shoulders in a stars and stripes flag, gives a television camera the thumbs up, and shakes his head in disbelief as Mix
Yahoo News - about 2 years
meninblazers: Rog’s Dream A beaming, shirtless Michael Bradley is the first to reach the staircase.  The American midfielder drapes his shoulders in a stars and stripes flag, gives a television camera the thumbs up, and shakes his head in disbelief as Mix Diskerud puts his arm around him.  The man who has become known to the world as “Nordic Messi” has just propelled the US to victory with his inspired play.  Unable to mask his joy, he pulls on a comically oversized Uncle Sam hat, and moonwalks up the first three steps. Brazilian fans reach over the handrail desperate to slap the weary Jermaine Jones, and an animated Aron Johannsson on the back.  Half way up the stairs, supersub Kyle Beckerman, whose late wondergoal proved the difference in the final, soaks in the moment, turning round as a fan deposits a red white and blue rasta wig on his head.  Facing out towards the vaunted Maracana, he holds his arms aloft.  His face appears on the scoreboard in close up causing the legendary stadi ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tim Howard
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 36
    On March 20, 2016 it was announced that Howard would return to MLS, signing a 3½-year deal at the Colorado Rapids and becoming available when the MLS transfer window opens on July 4.
    More Details Hide Details On June 28, Howard was given the #1 jersey as he appeared in his first press conference with the club.
    On February 19, 2016, Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirmed that Howard was expected to serve as the backup to Joel Robles.
    More Details Hide Details He had recently been affected by a knee injury and a loss of form. Before his final match with the club, Howard made a speech before the fans stating, "I will remain an Evertonian for life. This will always be my team, my club".
    In 2016 Howard signed to play for the MLS Colorado Rapids, and will transition to the American club after international duty.
    More Details Hide Details Howard is the most capped goalkeeper of all-time for the United States men's national team, with over 100 caps since his debut in 2002. He was an unused substitute for the 2006 World Cup but later established himself as first-choice and started all of the United States' games at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. The team reached the Round of 16 on both occasions, and during the latter Howard set a World Cup record for most saves in a match with 16.
  • 2014
    Age 34
    Howard's book, The Keeper: A Life of Saving Goals and Achieving Them (ISBN 978-0-06-238739-4), describing his career and his life with Tourette syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorder, was coauthored with Ali Benjamin and published in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details In the book, Howard says that his neurological makeup gave him an enhanced perception and an ability to hyper-focus that contributed to his success on the field. The New York Times book review said, " few are cooler or quicker than Mr. Howard", and that the story is good, but reading it "requires a certain tolerance for sports clichés". The Chicago Tribune describes Howard as the "rarest of creatures – an American soccer hero", adding that the book has "exciting recollections" and that Howard is a "gracious narrator, though here and there he engages in mild score-settling". General references
    In 2014, Howard showed off his arm and torso tattoos for PETA's "Ink, Not Mink" anti-fur campaign.
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    The U.S. Tourette Syndrome Association described him as the "most notable individual with Tourette Syndrome around the world" when in 2014 he was awarded as a "Champion of Hope" for the "tremendous courage he displayed in sharing his story on an international platform, educating the public on a disorder that is so seldom talked about, and encouraging young people living with TS to speak out about their experiences".
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    On June 7, 2014, in the buildup to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Howard received his 100th cap for the United States in a 2–1 defeat of Nigeria.
    More Details Hide Details On June 22, Howard was named man of the match for his display during the United States' 2–2 draw with Portugal; his most notable save was a reaction stop to deny Éder, having previously diverted Nani's shot onto the post. On July 1, Howard was again awarded man of the match, despite the United States losing 2–1 to Belgium after extra time in the round of 16. During the match, he broke the record for most saves in a World Cup match with 15. After breaking this record, his performance was celebrated worldwide on the internet, with #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave trending on Twitter and numerous viral meme photos. Manchester United United States He is divorced from Laura Cianciola Howard, with whom he has two children. He holds dual American and Hungarian citizenship. Howard is a Christian, and has said: "The most important thing in my life is Christ. He's more important to me than winning or losing or whether I'm playing or not. Everything else is just a bonus." He is also involved with Athletes in Action, a ministry arm of Campus Crusade for Christ.
    In April 2014, Everton extended Howard's contract by two years until 2018.
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    Howard's book, The Keeper, published in 2014, describes his career and his life with Tourette syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
    More Details Hide Details Howard was born in North Brunswick, New Jersey, to Matthew Howard, an African American, and Esther Howard (née Fekete), a native of Hungary. His father, a long-distance truck driver, "moved out before Howard formed his first memory", and his parents divorced when Howard was three; Howard lived with his mother, who worked for a container packing distributor. Howard was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome when he was in the sixth grade.
  • 2013
    Age 33
    On March 2, 2013, Howard's run of 210 consecutive Premier League appearances dating back to September 2007 came to an end as he missed a game against Reading with a finger injury.
    More Details Hide Details He was two games short of equalling Neville Southall's club record. In May, Howard kept his 100th clean sheet for Everton in a 0–0 draw against Liverpool in the Merseyside derby. On December 26, Howard was sent off in a 1–0 defeat to Sunderland, which ended Everton's hopes of remaining an entire calendar year unbeaten at home.
  • 2012
    Age 32
    In March 2012, Howard agreed a new contract to keep him at the club until the summer of 2016.
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  • 2011
    Age 31
    After Mexico defeated the United States to win the 2011 Gold Cup Final, Howard made a controversial statement regarding the post-match ceremony.
    More Details Hide Details The trophy presentation was conducted entirely in Spanish, despite the tournament being held in the United States. Howard went on to say that it was a "disgrace" and commented further that if the final had been in Mexico City and the United States had won, the ceremony would not have been made in English.
    During the 2011–12 season, Howard scored his first goal in professional soccer in a 2–1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers.
    More Details Hide Details His wind-assisted 101-yard clearance at Goodison Park made him only the fourth goalkeeper to score in a Premier League match since its formation in 1992. He described his goal as "cruel" and refused to celebrate out of sympathy for his beaten opposite number, Ádám Bogdán.
  • 2010
    Age 30
    Howard was the starting goalkeeper for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, in South Africa, and turned in a man of the match performance against England in his World Cup debut.
    More Details Hide Details Howard's distribution to Landon Donovan led to the game-winning goal of the final group match against Algeria, giving the United States passage into the round of 16. During the United States' round of 16 game against Ghana, Howard conceded two goals in a 2–1 loss.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2009
    Age 29
    Howard captained Everton for the first time in a 3–3 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on December 12, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details You saw the back fours and the keepers not being able to believe balls all night, and at the back one wrong step and it can be a nightmare. For our goal I was disappointed from a goalkeepers' union standpoint. You never want to see that happen. It's not nice, it's embarrassing, so I felt for Adam but you have to move on from it." Tim Howard, on his first goal.
    Howard saved a Jermain Defoe penalty in injury time to help his side draw 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur on 6 December 2009.
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    Howard started the 2009–10 season with four consecutive clean sheets, including away to Portsmouth where he helped his team secure a 1–0 win and claimed the man of the match award for his performance.
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  • 2008
    Age 28
    During the 2008–09 season Howard set the club record for most league match clean sheets in a season.
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    He made his 100th appearance for Everton against West Ham United, on November 8, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details On April 19, 2009, in the FA Cup semi final, he saved two penalties against his former club Manchester United in a penalty shoot-out to send Everton to the final against Chelsea.
  • 2007
    Age 27
    He signed a permanent deal with the club in February 2007 for a fee reported to be worth around £3 million.
    More Details Hide Details In April 2007, Everton faced Manchester United at Goodison Park. Howard did not participate in the game, and there was some speculation that this came from a clause in his loan contract, even though a permanent deal had since been agreed. The Football Association investigated the allegation but found that neither Manchester United nor Everton had broken any rules regarding Howard's transfer and that both clubs had confirmed that Everton had been free to play Howard against Manchester United if they had wished to do so.
  • 2006
    Age 26
    Howard joined Everton on loan for the 2006–07 season and made his debut for the club against Watford on the opening day of the season.
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  • 2005
    Age 25
    In the summer of 2005, Manchester United released both of his competitors for the goalkeeper position — Ricardo López Felipe and Carroll.
    More Details Hide Details However, they also bought experienced Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar soon after.
  • 2004
    Age 24
    At the end of the 2004–05 season, Howard signed a new contract, which was to run until 2009.
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    After a period of rest, Howard reclaimed his starting position ahead of Carroll for the 2004 FA Cup Final, picking up a winner's medal.
    More Details Hide Details He was the second American player to collect a winner's medal in the FA Cup, after Julian Sturgis of Wanderers in the 1873 final. Howard was also named in the PFA Best XI in his first season at Manchester United. In his second season with Manchester United, he started poorly, making several errors and was dropped again for Carroll. After Carroll made several errors as well, Howard regained the starting position but his performances were unconvincing, leading to Carroll regaining his place again, playing in the FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal.
    However, in March 2004, Howard's poor parry handed a last minute goal to FC Porto, eliminating United from the UEFA Champions League.
    More Details Hide Details The error appeared to shatter Howard's confidence and he was replaced by Roy Carroll.
  • 2003
    Age 23
    Manchester United paid a $4 million transfer fee to sign Howard in the middle of the 2003 MLS season, and he replaced Fabien Barthez as the club's first-choice goalkeeper.
    More Details Hide Details He started off very well at Manchester United, saving the decisive penalty in the Community Shield against Arsenal. Other notable performances followed, including Bolton Wanderers and a home FA Cup tie victory over Manchester City.
    Before leaving the MetroStars in 2003, he appeared in thirteen games and had three clean sheets as the club challenged for first place during the season’s first half.
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  • 2002
    Age 22
    Howard played in 27 of 28 regular season games in 2002 for the MetroStars, recording four shutouts.
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  • 2001
    Age 21
    Howard won the 2001 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award, recording 146 saves and finishing the year with a 1.33 GAA, four shutouts, and a 13–10–3 record.
    More Details Hide Details He also received the MLS Humanitarian of the Year Award.
  • 2000
    Age 20
    Howard posted a 5–2–2 record with a 1.59 GAA in 2000, splitting time between the MetroStars and the United States Olympic team, also winning all three of his U.S. Open Cup starts that season.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 19
    Howard represented the United States under-20 national team at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship in Nigeria, playing in group stage victories over England and Cameroon, before a losing in the Round of 16 against Spain.
    More Details Hide Details In July 1999, he was called up for the United States under-23 national team for the 1999 Pan American Games tournament. The United States ended the tournament with a bronze medal having overcome Canada in the Bronze medal match. He was used as a backup to Brad Friedel at the 2000 Summer Olympics. On March 10, 2002, he received his first senior cap, against Ecuador. On May 2, 2006, Howard was named as one of three goalkeepers on the United States roster for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, but served as a backup to Kasey Keller. Howard became the team's first choice goalkeeper under Bob Bradley and started in the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup final, a 2–1 win over Mexico. He was the starting goalkeeper for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, including the semi-final in which the United States upset Spain, then the number one-ranked team in the world. Howard's eight saves earned him his first clean sheet of the tournament and the first shutout of the Spanish side since 2007. Following the United States' second-place finish in the tournament, Howard was awarded the Golden Glove award for best goalkeeper.
    He also spent most of the international season with the United States Under-20 team, leaving the club to compete in the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship in April and the 1999 Pan American Games in July.
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    With the MetroStars during the 1999 MLS season, Howard made eight starts in nine contests.
    More Details Hide Details Howard had a 1.58 GAA and won just one match in a season in which the Metros won just seven games.
  • 1998
    Age 18
    He later played in one game with the Nike Project-40 Team, a 3–1 win over the Staten Island Vipers at Giants Stadium on May 6, 1998.
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    Howard was victorious in his MLS debut with the MetroStars on August 18, 1998, making five saves in a 4–1 win over Colorado at Giants Stadium (his only appearance of the year).
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  • 1995
    Age 15
    In 1995, Howard was part of the U.S. under-17 squad.
    More Details Hide Details In 1997, Mulqueen became the coach of the North Jersey Imperials, a team in the United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues (USISL), and served as the goalkeeping coach for Major League Soccer's MetroStars; he considered Howard for a position on the Imperials. Howard signed with the Imperials and played in his first professional game before graduating from high school. After only six appearances with the USISL's North Jersey Imperials, Howard was brought up to the MetroStars by Mulqueen, who at the time was the MetroStars' goalkeeping coach.
  • 1991
    Age 11
    In 1991, before Howard was a teenager, Tim Mulqueen, a one-time assistant coach for the United States men's national under-17 soccer team, saw Howard's potential at a single, $25 soccer coaching session, and took Howard under his wing, offering him free soccer coaching.
    More Details Hide Details In high school, Howard proved a star not only in soccer as a midfielder, but also on the basketball court, where he averaged 15 points per game and helped bring his team to the state finals in his senior year. However his talent and abilities as a soccer player were far more impressive. Despite his position on his high school team, Howard was a far better goalkeeper than he was a midfielder. During high school, he played for Central Jersey Cosmos.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Born
    Born on March 6, 1979.
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