Tim Howard

Timothy Matthew "Tim" Howard (born March 6, 1979 in North Brunswick, New Jersey) is an American soccer goalkeeper currently playing for Everton F.C. in the English Premier League and the United States national team. Tim Howard was born in North Brunswick, New Jersey in the United States to Matthew Howard, an African-American, and Esther Howard, a Caucasian woman born in Hungary. His parents divorced when he was three years old, so Howard lived with his mother, a project manager for a cosmetics distributor. His father, a long-distance truck driver for a health-care firm, nonetheless maintained a presence in his life. It was his father, in fact, who was determined to get Tim and his brother, Chris, involved in sports. Before the two could walk, he bought them equipment for various sports to see which games they preferred. Tim showed a preference for basketball and soccer. Racism, which manifested itself when Howard dated a Caucasian girl whose father refused to let him in their house, was one of two major obstacles Howard faced in his early life; the other was Tourette syndrome. Howard’s symptoms began to appear when he was in the fifth grade. Before Howard was a teenager, Tim


  • US goalie Howard commits to Everton 2 more years

    The Associated Press 2 days ago
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    LONDON (AP) — American goalkeeper Tim Howard has signed a two-year contract extension to stay with Everton until 2018. Everton announced the deal on Thursday. The 35-year-old has been at Goodison Park since 2006 following stints with the New York/New ...
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    5 United States players to watch at the World Cup

    The Associated Press 1 week ago
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    NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time since 1990, the United States heads to the biggest football tournament on the planet with no central defenders with World Cup experience. The reformed defense appears to be as shaky this year as ...
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    19 MLS players on US roster vs. Mexico

    The Associated Press 3 weeks ago
    CHICAGO (AP) — Captain Clint Dempsey and all-time U.S. scoring leader Landon Donovan were among 22 players selected Wednesday to the national team for its April 2 game against Mexico in Glendale, Ariz. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann chose 19 players from ...

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