|Org||USA National Team|
|Club as Player||Colorado Rapids|
2013 11 02 Retrieve
[Tim Howard on the secret behind his denial of Christian Benteke’s penalty] I think I’ve gained most of my strength from the beard!
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
2014 09 20 Retrieve
[Tim Howard on Romelu Lukaku] He wants to be the best footballer in the world, he really does. That’s what he thinks of himself. He’s electric, he’s alive, he celebrates goals in training – everything counts to him. Everything matters. That’s what you want to see. There are too many young kids that take it for granted. Romelu doesn’t. He cost a lot of money but he is not arrogant; he is hungry
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
2020 03 04 Retrieve
[Tim Howard has signed on as a player for the club he owns, Memphis 901 FC] Since my retirement in October, my obsession for football has grown. The desire to win continues to drive me. I love to play and I love to compete, this gives me the opportunity to do both. I’ve made a commitment to the City and people of Memphis to build a perennial playoff team. One whose goal continues to be lifting the Eastern Conference trophy and ultimately bringing the USL Cup to AutoZone Park.
2020 06 08 Retrieve
[Amazon acquire rights to make film based on USMNT star Tim Howard] I don’t think that would have been a smart thing to do on my end. I had a lot of my career ahead of me. I didn’t want to be a one-hit wonder, I wanted to work and get my feet under me. It’s a pretty cool story, if I do say so myself. We’re far enough removed from that moment that we can capture it in that best light.
2020 06 16 Retrieve
[Former Everton and USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard says ex-team-mate Sylvain Distin told him he wasn’t planning on going into management due to the lack of black coaches in the Premier League] My best friend at Everton was a black guy from Paris, and we were the best of friends for over a decade and we still are. Afterwards, I said, ‘Come on, like why aren’t you coaching?’ and he looked at me like I had three heads. He said, ‘Coaching, how many black people do you see coaching?’ I was like, ‘Yeah’. So you’re talking about a guy that has played more Premier League games than any foreign player in history and he doesn’t think he can get a job coaching in the Premier League. It’s crazy.
[Howard says it is important that the message continues and that those protests inspire actual change that prevents them from being needed again] Simply put, its too lenient. It’s too lenient. The next step for all of us is the reason why you protest, the reason why you shout, is so you can get people’s attention
Now that we have people’s attention, the next step is to make sure that they’re putting language in that allows us to peacefully protest, but we’re not peacefully protesting for the sake of taking a knee because we feel like resting. It’s to engage conversation and change the narrative