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Name Tim Howard
Gender Male
Ethnic American
Job American Footballer
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Org USA National Team
Club as Player Colorado Rapids
  Manchester United
  Everton

Relationship

Agent Dan Segal

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 04 Retrieve

[Through longevity and moments of brilliance, retiring Tim Howard has become the standard-bearer for American GKs] I will remember my career with joy and appreciation. It encompassed everything I thought it would be. It brought heartbreak, joy, pain, love, it was everything. I think of that 2009-10 Confederations Cup team and the World Cup team, we could’ve went even farther and I’d roll up my sleeves and go to war with them every day. I take those memories with me

[It’s about clashes with Mexico and the 2009 Confederations Cup. It’s about becoming just the fourth goalkeeper to score a goal in the Premier League] I never set out to be the greatest ever. I just wanted to follow in the footsteps of Tony Meola, Kasey Keller and Brad Friedel - the three biggest goaltenders of my generation. I looked up to those guys, I wanted a shirt, I just wanted to wear one. And once I got it, I wanted more. And I think successful people get a taste and they just want more. One thing is true of every single one of my 700-plus games, I just wanted more

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 11 Retrieve

[Tim Howard says that he believes that American goalkeepers have an early advantage due to the multitude of American sports that require hand-eye coordination] Overall, the position of goalkeeper is about being athletic, dexterous and having good hand-to-eye coordination. When we grow up in America and play sports as American athletes, as kids, everything about what we do as we grow up playing every sport is our hand-to-eye coordination, whether it’s playing tennis, golf, basketball, American football and baseball. A lot of us grow up playing basketball, especially. So, right away, since a young age, we have a little bit of leg up in terms of starting out at the age of four, five and six, playing with our hands. When you go to Europe, they immediately put the ball at your feet! It’s something that helps American goalkeepers as we grow

[Manchester City star Ederson is widely seen as a prime example, as Pep Guardiola has asked his goalkeeper to show comfort with the ball at his feet] There are probably five teams around the world where a goalkeeper can afford to play like an outfield player. But the goalkeepers better not get too far away from saving the ball first. Ultimately, that’s the bread and butter if you’re a goalkeeper. I watch a bunch of goalkeepers now who everyone says are elite, high-level goalkeepers with their feet, but they struggle to save the ball and keep it away from the net. Ultimately, the ability to make saves will always and forever be the most important skill from a goalkeeping aspect

[The goalkeeper now moves into the next phase of his life, ownership, as he owns a stake in both Dagenham & Redbridge and Memphis 901 FC] [I] Feel good. Feel lucky and very fortunate to have played 21 years professionally around the world and the clubs I’ve played for. I’m also excited to figure out what’s next. I continue to do my broadcasting. I have an ownership stake in a couple football teams to help run and operate those. From that aspect, I’m excited to see what the future holds

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

2019 10 13 Retrieve

[Tim Howard has deemed former Manchester United teammate Roy Keane as the best he’s played with] I played with so many great players and leaders in my career, but to me, none was better than Roy Keane during my time at Manchester. He was the toughest son of a b*tch I ever met. Nothing short of brilliant. As a coach, he taught me about resilience. And never giving up on myself. I took so much of what I learned from being around him and used it over the rest of my career, trying to pass it along to the next generation

[Looking back on his career, the American recalled the good times at Goodison Park and highlighted one particularly fiery incident involving coach David Moyes] There are so many other good things I will forever take with me. The day I wore the captain’s band for Everton when we played at Chelsea. Or the day David Moyes taught me what the term spitting mad truly meant. After I had a terrible game, he looked at me with such disappointment and just started screaming and yelling. I could barely get my eyes off the floor. I’m looking down and all this spit was flying all over the floor, and I remember thinking, ‘So that’s what it means to be spitting mad’

[The life of a goalkeeper wasn’t always easy for Howard, but he admits all the heartache was worth it in the end] 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 criticise you for decades on end. But it will all be worth it

2019 10 16 Retrieve

[Adam Bogdan would be forgiven for blaming the wind when he conceded a rather spectacular effort from opposition goalkeeper Tim Howard back in 2012] 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

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