Timothy Matthew “Tim” Howard is an American soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for American club Colorado Rapids and the United States national team. Howard started his career with the North Jersey Imperials before making a move to the MetroStars.
Check out these other phenomenal facts about soccer player Tim Howard:
1. Timothy Matthew “Tim” Howard was born on March 6, 1979 in North Brunswick, New Jersey.
2. Howard was born to Matthew Howard, an African-American and Esther Howard a native of Hungary.
3. He started his career playing 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.
4. Howard is the most capped goalkeeper of all-time for the United States men’s national team, with over 100 caps since his debut.
6. He has proved to be a star not only in soccer but also on the basketball court, he averaged 15 points per game and helped take his team to the state finals in his senior year
7. His stellar effort in the 1-1 draw against England in the USA’s opening match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup earned him the Best Performance: Player award for the 2010 Best of U.S. Soccer Awards.
8. He was one of five U.S. players to play every minute of the World Cup in South Africa
9. On January 4, 2012, Howard scored a goal, his first as a professional, against Bolton Wanderers. This made him only the fourth goalkeeper to score a goal in a Premier League match
10. Howard’s book, The Keeper, published in 2014, describes his career and his life with Tourette syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).