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