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Name Tim Howard
Gender Male
Ethnic American
Job American Footballer

Affiliation

Org USA National Team
Club as Player Colorado Rapids
  Manchester United
  Everton

2016 03 26 Retrieve

[Tim Howard on his move to MLS side Colorado Rapids] It puts me in the shop window. I’ll be playing week in and week out, and Jurgen Klinsmann will be able to see that. As long as I’m playing well, I’m very confident in my ability. Brad and I are both tremendous goalkeepers. Every time we are on the pitch for the team, the team responds well and gives us both opportunities to perform. I have no worries about that

2016 05 21 Retrieve

[Tim Howard wrote a farewell letter to Everton supporters after spending ten years at the club] I will walk out of the tunnel one more time to hear Z-Cars and the thunderous applause of 40,000 Evertonians. I will hold these images and sounds with me wherever I go. I am going home to America. But after a decade in blue, this is my home. I love all of you, and am so grateful for what the club and everybody affiliated with it has given me. Everton, you have become a part of my soul. You’ll forever be in my heart. COYB!!! Your No24

2019 01 26 Retrieve

[Tim Howard announces he will be playing in his final season as a professional] I’m greatly looking forward to kicking off the 2019 MLS season, as it will be my last. There will be plenty of time for sentiment later. For now, I am going to enjoy every minute. And as I’ve always done, compete hard and help lead the Rapids with the sole purpose of winning

2019 04 30 Retrieve

[Tim Howard talks after his Colorado Rapids side was beaten by Atlanta United, speaking with a twinkle in his eye] I hope Liverpool never win a title while I’m still breathing. We have two teams in the form that they’re both in. It’ll come down to the wire. If no one has a slip up, then City wins

[Howard, who played alongside Solskjaer for four years before both men left the club at the end of the 2006/07 season, is in no doubt as to his former colleague’s credentials] So football’s funny. Pundits and fans are funny. He’s the right man for the job. Hopefully they will spend some money and they’ll get his players in and it’s no problem. It’s funny, right? Football: He comes in and wins every game for three months and he’s the second coming of Jesus Christ and everyone loves him and then they tear him down and are ready to throw him off the ledge

[Looking forward, he is confident that Solskjaer will return his former club to its past glories] I think for any of those teams in that pack of six or eight teams, I think the idea is to finish in the top four. And if you catch good form and lightning in a bottle, and you’re in a title race then it’s all to play for. But right now, I think the idea is for them to get back in the Champions League for sure

[In January, the 39-year-old Howard, who played 121 games for the US men’s national team, announced that he would retire at end of the 2019 MLS season] There will be plenty of time for sentiment later. For now, I am going to enjoy every minute. And as I’ve always done, compete hard and help lead the Rapids with the sole purpose of winning

2019 10 05 Retrieve

[Tim Howard is preparing for the final match of his career this weekend when his Colorado Rapids host MLS leaders LAFC] I’ve been very fortunate to play 121 times for my country, and each one of them is significant. A few that stand out to me are my first game, which was against Ecuador, then the win against Spain in 2009 at the semi-final of the Confederations Cup and the loss to Brazil in the final. Just to be a part of that group at the Confederations Cup was special

2019 10 12 Retrieve

[The retiring Tim Howard writes a final goodbye letter to his fans] Football has taught me a lot about life. And who I am as a person. Out of all the games I played, I’ll bet almost half ended with the media or the fans criticizing me. It’s only natural that self-doubt creeps in. You wonder if you can actually do this. If I could go back to 2003 and that nervous, naive 24-year-old kid on a plane flying to England to play for Manchester United, about to sign with the biggest football club in the world, I’d tell him to buckle up tight. It’s going to be one hell of a ride. There will be good days and bad. You’re going to go to some dark places. You’re going to wonder if you should give up. People will criticize you for decades on end. But it will all be worth it