Tim Howard

Colorado Rapids

Special bond unites USMNT's Howard with childhood coach Mulqueen

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When Tim Howard was named to the U.S. Men's National Team roster for the impending World Cup qualifiers, he placed a phone call to the man who convinced Howard at the age of 11 that he had extraordinary potential as a goalkeeper Tim Mulqueen.

While Howard may have surprised some observers, including USMNT head coach Bruce Arena, Mulqueen never doubted that his 38-year-old pupil would be physically fortified following a long term injury.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 2

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Week two of the 2017 MLS season is now in the books, as one expansion team clearly established their superiority over their cross-conference counterpart with a serious beat-down.

The Chicago Fire scored two quick strikes, courtesy of Nemanja Nikolic and Arturo Alvarez and never looked back en route to a 2-0 victory over Real Salt Lake.

Welcome Nana!

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That's Bismark "Nana" Adjei-Boatang getting ready to board the bus to the airport with the team this morning (and Tim Howard, obviously). He got into Denver last night and flew out to Tucson with the rest of the team for the Desert Diamond Cup. I expect him t get a lot of playing time in Arizona.

Update On Camp Trialists

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Daniel Boniface came through with the info on the 4 trialists in camp. I was wrong in my earlier post tonight, Epstein is not one of the Academy goalkeepers. In short (see Boniface's article for the full details):

GK Cody Mizell (Charlotte, played with Atlanta and Tampa in NASL)
GK Connor Gavigan (Creighton, played in the Rapids Academy)
GK Kai Likewise (Rapids U-18 Academy team)
M Jun Marques Davidson (Charlotte, spent time in MLS with Vancouver)

The fact that we have 3 extra keepers in camp makes me wonder if there's a possible GK deal int he works for Berner or (more likely) MacMath.

Hey Earnie, please sign Marvell Wynne

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Given the Union's defensive struggles down the stretch, a veteran presence should be welcomed.

After a catastrophic collapse from first place in the Eastern Conference all the way to sixth and barely squeezing into the playoffs, the Union conceded goals at an alarming rate. As a matter of fact, they conceded 55 goals in 2016 with MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Andre Blake behind them.

Tim Howard will miss rest of season

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A source told ESPN FC that the goalkeeper's adductor injury might require surgery

UPDATE: Tim Howard will undergo season-ending surgery on his groin, meaning Zac MacMath assumes the Colorado Rapids' starting goalkeeper duties beginning with the Western Conference finals.

According to ESPN FC, a source close to US Soccer said that United States and Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard will be out "months, not weeks" with the right adductor injury he suffered in the USA's match against Mexico on Friday.

Report: Tim Howard could be out several months due to injury

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Tim Howard's recent injury could be much worse than originally believed.

According to ESPN, Howard could be out several months and is likely to miss the rest of the Colorado Rapids' run through the MLS Cup playoffs. Howard recently left U.S. Men's National Team camp to return to Colorado for further treatment and evaluation.

Howard to miss Costa Rica match due to injury

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Tim Howard recently reclaimed the U.S. Men's National Team's starting goalkeeper spot, but the veteran shot-stopper will be out of action for Tuesday's crucial Hexagonal clash.

Howardhas been diagnosed with an injury to his right adductor following the USMNT's 2-1 loss to Mexico.

Injured Howard out for Costa Rica clash

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Los Angeles (AFP) Goalkeeper Tim Howard has been officially ruled out of the United States' 2018 World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica in San Jose on Tuesday with a right adductor muscle injury.

"He has returned to Colorado for further evaluation and to determine treatment plans," US Soccer said in a statement confirming the diagnosis on Sunday.

Injured Howard out for Costa Rica clash

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Los Angeles (AFP) Goalkeeper Tim Howard has been officially ruled out of the United States' 2018 World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica in San Jose on Tuesday with a right adductor muscle injury.

"He has returned to Colorado for further evaluation and to determine treatment plans," US Soccer said in a statement confirming the diagnosis on Sunday.

Injured Tim Howard likely to miss USMNT's meeting with Costa Rica

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When the U.S. Men's National Team takes on Costa Rica on Tuesday, it is likely that Jurgen Klinsmann willhave to count on someone other than Tim Howard in goal.

Howard was substituted late in the first half of the U.S.'s historic2-1 loss to Mexico on Friday after suffering a groin injury while taking a goal kick.

Ranking the USMNT roster by position

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Two vets hold down top spots at goalkeeper and forward, while a pair of youngsters lead defenders and midfielders.

The United States Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named a 26-man roster ahead of the upcoming Hex World Cup Qualifiers against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, Nov.

Major Link Soccer: Rapids potentially implode Galaxy

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Colorado's series victory may have proven to be Steven Gerrard's final professional match.

MLS:

Following their successful second leg versus FC Dallas, the Sounders will face the Colorado Rapids for the Western Conference Championship.

Colorado has been in solid form throughout the season, but their watershed moment came from the addition of Tim Howard, at least according to manager Pablo Mastoreni.

Colorado Rapids oust Gerrard’s Galaxy in MLS playoffs

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Los Angeles (AFP) Colorado goalkeeper Tim Howard made two saves in a penalty shootout Sunday to advance the Rapids over the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Major League Soccer playoffs.

The Rapids won 3-1 on penalties after a 1-0 victory in the second leg of a two-match Western Conference semi-final series left the teams deadlocked 1-1 on aggregate.

Colorado Rapids oust Gerrard’s Galaxy in MLS playoffs

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Los Angeles (AFP) Colorado goalkeeper Tim Howard made two saves in a penalty shootout Sunday to advance the Rapids over the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Major League Soccer playoffs.

The Rapids won 3-1 on penalties after a 1-0 victory in the second leg of a two-match Western Conference semi-final series left the teams deadlocked 1-1 on aggregate.

Galaxy, Impact gain edge in MLS Cup playoffs

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Los Angeles (AFP) Giovani dos Santos's second-half header was enough to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Sunday and the edge in their MLS Cup playoff tie.

The Mexican striker made good use of a strong individual effort from Jelle Van Damme with a header that deflected off Rapids defender Axel Sjoberg and looped over Colorado keeper Tim Howard.

Timbers start final week of regular season by outlasting Rapids 1 to 0 to win 2016 home finale

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Fanendo Adi, shown here scoring against Seattle earlier this season, tallied his 16th goal of the 2016 season off a 35th minute penalty. However, Adi missed a second penalty 5 minutes later and the Timbers had to hold on against...

Howard's heroics help Rapids earn road draw vs. Galaxy

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CARSON, Calif. The LA Galaxy supplied the pressure, Tim Howard supplied the class, and the 2nd and 3rd place teams in the Western Conference battled to a highly entertaining 1-1 draw before a raucous crowd of 25,667at the Stub Hub Center on a balmy Saturday night.

The Galaxy spent almost the entire evening on the front foot, outshooting Colorado 8-3 in the first half alone.

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US national football team calls Dempsey, Howard for WC2018 qualifying

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Chicago (AFP) – US coach Bruce Arena called upon forward Clint Dempsey and goalkeeper Tim Howard, both veterans coming off serious injuries, for World Cup qualifying duty Wednesday ahead of crucial matches.

Seattle Sounders’ Dempsey had been sidelined due to an irregular heartbeat and rejoins the US squad for the first time since Copa America Centenario last June.

Rapids oust Galaxy, Toronto humble NYCFC in MLS Cup playoffs

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Los Angeles (AFP) Colorado goalkeeper Tim Howard made two saves in a penalty shootout to advance the Rapids over the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Major League Soccer playoffs.

The Rapids on Sunday won 3-1 on penalties after a 1-0 victory in the second leg of a two-match MLS Cup Western Conference semi-final series left the teams deadlocked 1-1 on aggregate.

Rapids oust Galaxy, Toronto humble NYCFC in MLS Cup playoffs

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Los Angeles (AFP) Colorado goalkeeper Tim Howard made two saves in a penalty shootout to advance the Rapids over the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Major League Soccer playoffs.

The Rapids on Sunday won 3-1 on penalties after a 1-0 victory in the second leg of a two-match MLS Cup Western Conference semi-final series left the teams deadlocked 1-1 on aggregate.

Rapids oust Gerrard’s Galaxy in MLS playoffs

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Los Angeles (AFP) Colorado goalkeeper Tim Howard made two saves in a penalty shootout Sunday to advance the Rapids over the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Major League Soccer playoffs.

The Rapids won 3-1 on penalties after a 1-0 victory in the second leg of a two-match Western Conference semi-final series left the teams deadlocked 1-1 on aggregate.

United States Men's National Team

Dempsey, Howard, Cameron headline USMNT squad for World Cup qualifiers

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Facing a must-win scenario, Bruce Arena turned to a group of U.S. Men's National Team regulars for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Included in that group is a bit of a surprise: Clint Dempsey.

Dempsey joins Tim Howard, Geoff Cameron and Michael Bradley to headline a 23-man roster that includes 19 players with World Cup qualifying experience.

Tim Howard impresses in return from injury

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After four months on the sidelines, Tim Howard made his long awaited comeback, playing in his first match of the year in the Colorado Rapids' 1-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls on Saturday.

Howard made seven saves and looked sharp, raising the likelihood that he will be able to return to the U.

Arena set to be cautious with Howard, Dempsey, Cameron as USMNT prepares for WCQ

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The first two competitive matches of Bruce Arena's second time around as U.S. Men's National Team manager are two weeks away. With time ticking down before the renewal of the Hexagonal round, Arena is trying to figure out the availability of three of his biggest players.

This again (sigh).

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By now, I'm sure you've all read Tim Howard's regrettable comments about commitment to the USMNT shirt and its intersection with the increase in dual nationals in the team. In the current climate of the country at large, Jermaine Jones was entirely correct in calling the remarks 'dangerous'.For a moment, let's set aside the obvious fact that scapegoating a certain group of players for the opening

Howard clarifies dual-nationals comments as Jones responds to 'dangerous' discussion

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Less than a day after making controversial comments regarding the commitment of dual-nationals on the U.S. Men's National Team, Tim Howard has attempted to clarify his comments.

In an interview with USA Today on Tuesday, Howard was highly critical of former USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann's policy on recruiting dual-national players, saying that during his reign, the team struggled to "truly believe in the shirt" and that the team "lost that a little bit over the last couple of years".

Howard critical of Klinsmann's use of foreign-born players

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Tim Howard says he understands Jurgen Klinsmann's job was to unearth new talent, but the U.S. Men's National Team goalkeepeer says the team became too reliant foreign-born players that didn't bring the passion required to represent the national team.

Following Howard's injury, Guzan ready to step up for USMNT against Costa Rica

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For the first time in several years, Brad Guzan entered a U.S. Men's National Team camp as a backup. With just three Middlesbrough appearances to his name this season, Guzan joined the U.S. in the midst of one of the lower points of his career, one headlined by several months on the bench.

Union bits, USA-Mexico and the election, more

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Alberg reflects on adjusting to MLS, looks ahead to 2017, and other Union news. New dimension to USA-Mexico game following Tuesday's presidential election. More.

Bradley, Howard hoping to put politics aside ahead of USMNT-Mexico

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The game of soccer is generally trumpeted as a safe haven from the outside world. For 90 minutes, the trials and tribulations of the world around you simply don't matter. The game remains just that, a game, in the grand scheme of things. But to some people, soccer can represent so much more.

SBI Question of the Day: Should Christian Pulisic start for USMNT?

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Heading into Tuesday's clash with Trinidad & Tobago, just one spot in the U.S. Men's National Team lineup is guaranteed. Tim Howard will be making the start in goal for the U.S. after missing out on the prior game, but it is the status of the team's 17-year-old star that has been the topic featuring the most debate.

Marco Van Basten

Union bits, league news, more

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Got news if you want some.

Union preseason dates announced, three more drafted, Real signs with Steel, more

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Union announce three preseason games, select three in final rounds of draft. Union Academy product Matthew Real signs with Bethlehem. League news. More.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Mini pitches, area schools in NCAA tourney, US-Costa Rica tonight, more

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Union Foundation targets building 50 mini pitches in and around Philly. Villanova, RIder, and Delaware in NCAA tourney. Klinsmann says US can win in Costa Rica tonight. More news.

Costa Rica vs. USA preview: USMNT ready to bounce back in World Cup 2018 qualification

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The final round of World Cup Qualifying got off to a disastrous start for the USMNT on Friday night. Not only did they lose to arch-rival Mexico, but they did so in Columbus — home of the famous Dos a Cero scoreline. As if that weren't enough, the US now has to travel to a place where they've never won and take on a team they have struggled with over the years: Costa Rica.

Union-Fire previews and other Union news, USA at SVG, more

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Union look to solidify their campaign to reach the playoffs. UNion Academy season begins on Saturday. US looks to advance to final round of World Cup qualifiers. More news.

Geoff Cameron

USA vs. Mexico preview: North America rivals meet in Hex opener

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The final round of World Cup qualifying is set to begin with a bang with USA against Mexico, one of the biggest rivalries in this hemisphere.

Every game between these two nations is gripping and intense. But with a good start to the final qualifying round at stake, this should be even better than previous meetings.

USA vs. Mexico preview: North America rivals meet in Hex opener

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The final round of World Cup qualifying is set to begin with a bang with USA against Mexico, one of the biggest rivalries in this hemisphere.

Every game between these two nations is gripping and intense. But with a good start to the final qualifying round at stake, this should be even better than previous meetings.

The Rest

Major Link Soccer: Alan Kelly wins Ref of the Year

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Russell Wilson joins the Sonics Arena group and Frank Lampard is done in MLS.

Seattle

The Sounders won't have to face Tim Howard when their Western Conference semifinal begins next week after he injured his groin against Mexico on Friday, but the Rapids have a lot of confidence in their backup plan, Zach MacMath.