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Howard wins US soccer award

21/11/2014  Comments (4)  jump

Tim Howard was the unsurprising winner of the 2014 US Soccer Male Athlete of the Year award thanks to his headline-grabbing exploits at the World Cup in Brazil this year.

Everton's 35-year-old goalkeeper was the runaway winner, garnering 64% of the votes and in so doing becomes the fifth American player to earn the accolade multiple times in his career.

Howard gained national fame in the States for his performances at the World Cup, setting the record for the number of saves in a single match when he kept Belgium at bay until Romelu Lukaku scored the winner in extra time of their Round of 16 meeting.

He also picked up 15 clean sheets on the domestic front for the Blues on their way to a 5th-place finish in Roberto Martinez's first season in charge.

It's an honor, Howard said on ESPN. It's pretty special to have my name up there with the greats.  

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Trevor Lynes
2 Posted 21/11/2014 at 22:08:10
He is a fine ambassador for our club in the USA.
Michael Penley
3 Posted 21/11/2014 at 22:38:11
Well done, Tim. I get the feeling, though, that many of these US voters haven't been watching his Everton performances this year.
James Flynn
4 Posted 21/11/2014 at 23:51:48
Congrats Tim. Well deserved.

James Flynn
5 Posted 21/11/2014 at 23:53:11
A bit more of the command you show for country wouldn't go amiss for Club.

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