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Howard agrees multi-year deal with NBC Sports

by | 29/07/2014  Comments (10)  jump
NBC Sports have moved to capitalise on Tim Howard's World Cup fame by signing the Everton goalkeeper up to continue his role on the US network's on-air team.

Howard provided expert summary alongside commentator Arlo White on six occasions last season and post-match analysis on another match as part of NBC's first season of unprecedented blanket coverage of the Barclays Premier League in America and the new deal commits him to up to 10 matches this coming season.

The 35 year-old will either be behind the microphone during the games or in front of the camera in an on-site studio and Pierre Moossa, coordinating producer of NBC Sports Group's Premier League coverage, was pleased to have secured his services.

Tim had an impressive debut on our telecasts last season and we are excited to have him join our Premier League team on a more extensive basis, he said.

As an active Premier League player, he contributes unique perspective and insight to our broadcasts.

Howard's NBCSN commitments will be organised around Everton games and will, according to the press release, "focus on top-tier games."

The New Jersey native became a national figure in the States during the World Cup as he and his USA team-mates escaped the so-called "group of death" to qualify for the knockout phase in Brazil.

Despite making a tournament record 16 saves in the round-of-16 match against Belgium, Howard couldn't prevent his country from being eliminated in extra time but his exploits made him an instant hero and the focus of myriad internet memes.  

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Raymond Fox
1 Posted 29/07/2014 at 18:27:39
We will get valued exposure in the USA through Tim being on NBC which must be a plus for our club.

Lets hope we are among the Â’top-tier gamesÂ’.

Mike Childs
2 Posted 29/07/2014 at 18:30:55
Needs to talk a little less. Sometimes in an effort to impress he became redundant and interrupted the flow of the game. All in all he was certainly better than a lot of the analysist presently doing games.
Tony Page
3 Posted 29/07/2014 at 18:42:22
Mike, please have a word with Adrian, now he does talk too much.
Mike Gaynes
4 Posted 29/07/2014 at 19:00:38
Mike Childs, all new analysts do that... they grow out of it as they gain experience. (I was a basketball analyst in another life.)

ItÂ’s a nice breakthrough in another way... he will, IÂ’m quite certain, be the first commentator with TouretteÂ’s.

Nicholas Ryan
5 Posted 29/07/2014 at 19:32:21
I remember the great Don Bradman's only TV cricket commentary. A wicket fell, there was a very long silence, then the great man simply said: 'Bad ball, Bad shot, Out'!
Eric Myles
6 Posted 30/07/2014 at 01:56:09
Raymond, he'll be doing well to be commentating on one of our games while he's in goal.
Joe Bibb
7 Posted 30/07/2014 at 10:26:23
We need to get our act together in the USA and get rid of KIT BAG.
Efc need to be with the leading American Merchandise people.
Paul Johnson
8 Posted 30/07/2014 at 11:00:07
I wonder what the EFC marketing department is doing to capitalise on this, the fact that footy finally seems to be gaining some forms of mainstream interest in the US and our many connections (Tim Howard, Landon Donovan etc)???

This should be a tap in for clued up marketeers.

David Kershaw
9 Posted 31/07/2014 at 22:10:17
According to Fox Sports, Satans team from across the park have sold twice as many shirts over here on this tour than last time!!

How many have we sold on all our tours in USA???

... None.

Bob Hannigan
10 Posted 01/08/2014 at 20:22:58
David K, I agree with you
"According to Fox Sports, Satans team from across the park have sold twice as many shirts over here on this tour than last time!!
How many have we sold on all our tours in USA???

... None."

Perfect match for Fenway Park (Boston); RS vs Everton. A US of A derby.
EFC needs to return to the US of A during preseason instead of Thailand.
What is the population difference between the US & Thailand?
Yes, I understand the shirt sponsorship commitment, however, I feel it's a major benefit for Chang to have their brand in the UK, Europe, etc. vs EFC traveling to Thailand. Take advantage of the US of A connections starting with Joe Max Moore, Brian McBride, Tim Howard & Landon Donovan.
We might even open the eyes of a buyer from the US of A

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