Tim Howard has been voted CONCACAF's Goalkeeper of the Year, becoming the first three-time winner of any award by the confederation.
He also took the goalkeeper shirt as member of the CONCACAF Best XI despite taking a year's sabbatical from international football after the 2014 World Cup.
The CONCACAF Awards are described as:
"honoring the year’s outstanding performers and achievements in confederation-sanctioned competitions involving national teams at all levels and age categories, including FIFA World Cup matches and qualifying for both genders.
"Performances also eligible for recognition included those achieved in professional club football leagues within the CONCACAF Member Associations, as well as the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League."
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1 Posted 22/01/2016 at 23:33:45
2 Posted 23/01/2016 at 00:08:33
3 Posted 23/01/2016 at 00:12:22
4 Posted 23/01/2016 at 18:41:02
By coincidence, he's also the first winner of my own personal CONSTAGAFFE award. Won it hands down (or hands flapping slightly above his head in an old Black & White Minstrel 'shoooow time Mama' manner).
5 Posted 23/01/2016 at 18:42:39
6 Posted 23/01/2016 at 18:46:10
7 Posted 23/01/2016 at 19:00:30
8 Posted 23/01/2016 at 19:00:45
9 Posted 23/01/2016 at 19:21:47
10 Posted 23/01/2016 at 19:31:57
11 Posted 23/01/2016 at 19:34:26
CON - a nasty feeling when it happens to you ...
CAC - shite..
AF - ? anything to do with football??
12 Posted 23/01/2016 at 19:51:29
13 Posted 23/01/2016 at 19:51:48
14 Posted 23/01/2016 at 20:16:39
15 Posted 23/01/2016 at 20:18:39
16 Posted 23/01/2016 at 20:21:02
Come on, Yanks bring Tim home.
17 Posted 23/01/2016 at 20:26:43
18 Posted 23/01/2016 at 20:39:40
19 Posted 23/01/2016 at 20:50:40
20 Posted 23/01/2016 at 20:52:47
21 Posted 23/01/2016 at 20:54:27
22 Posted 23/01/2016 at 20:56:08
I hope his speech mentions how it wouldn't have been possible to showcase his shot stopping skills without his defenders in front of him and keeps a straight face when he says "especially John Stones".
Keep it up, Tim, and continue to prove the experts on TW wrong.
23 Posted 23/01/2016 at 21:08:46
The single game he played for the US in 2015, as the only eligible performance for the award, must have been amazing.
24 Posted 23/01/2016 at 21:11:43
25 Posted 23/01/2016 at 21:17:27
Not sure about the experts on ToffeeWeb. But if he continues to keep it up, I'm just glad he's not going to be playing in the cup games.
Been a decent servant, but I just don't think he's at the required standard anymore, so hopefully an award like this can pave the way for Tim, to return home, and finish his playing days in a league more suited to his present level.
26 Posted 23/01/2016 at 21:17:54
How'd the English fare against Costa Rica (CONCACAF team, cough-cough)?
Of the four teams in CONCACAF three went through to the knock-out stage in WC 2014 - pipping the UEFA countries of Croatia, Spain, Italy, ENGLAND, Bosnia, Portugal, and Russia to the knock-out stage.
European soccer is so overrated. Two to three "good" countries and a host of patty-cake crap sides. Diving ninnies (read men with vaginas) who play the game horrendously light-weight. I believe the French might say "POO-SW-AH" (translation = pussy). And the English are "hard" players - HA!!!
Take a trip to 100 degree Mexico City where the players play like they actually have male parts.
Yet all we hear from the Euro-snobs is how shite CONCACAF is.
And we're the "ugly Americans"?? Behave.
Darlene! Git in here woman! Now there's some downright arrogant assholes there! Now pass my spitter lady. I love ya woman!
Yer 'avin a laugh you arrogant jag-offs!
Way to go Timmy! Even if you should be #2 for Everton and you won against a group of no-names. Least you actually won something.
Unlike the English...
27 Posted 23/01/2016 at 21:27:13
28 Posted 23/01/2016 at 21:27:59
29 Posted 23/01/2016 at 21:31:07
30 Posted 23/01/2016 at 21:31:21
We won at Agincourt.
'Timmy' would have been useless there there were a lot of crosses.
31 Posted 23/01/2016 at 21:32:36
32 Posted 23/01/2016 at 21:32:44
You could see it when he dodged the rampaging Costa against the chavs.
33 Posted 23/01/2016 at 21:35:00
I've a feeling after my post there might be a welcoming party...
34 Posted 23/01/2016 at 21:36:04
35 Posted 23/01/2016 at 21:41:12
Is that not a fair comment? No need to start throwing insults.
36 Posted 23/01/2016 at 21:59:52
37 Posted 23/01/2016 at 22:01:17
38 Posted 23/01/2016 at 22:10:58
39 Posted 23/01/2016 at 22:12:15
40 Posted 23/01/2016 at 22:12:29
Group D WC2014
Costa Rica (CONCACAF team) GP3 W2 L0 T1 7 pts
Italy (UEFA team) GP3 W1 L2 T0 3 pts
England (UEFA team) GP3 W0 L2 T1 3 pts
UEFA = Utterly Egotistical Football Association
41 Posted 23/01/2016 at 22:14:19
See?! I'm entirely pro-England / UEFA! Trying to add to the points tally so it doesn't look so gawd-fucking-awful!
42 Posted 23/01/2016 at 22:14:26
43 Posted 23/01/2016 at 22:19:07
If I was Tim, I wouldn't touch any awards from this mob with a barge pole.
44 Posted 23/01/2016 at 22:32:32
Taking off the full-zip ugly American jumper I've put on to combat the ridiculous nose-in-the-air arrogance directed towards footballing countries in this part of the world...
You're 100% accurate. CONCACAF is a cauldron of lies, deceit and immorality with bent, filthy, and unethical leaders.
And the buck doesn't stop at Jack Warner's door. Chuck Blazer springs to mind...
And Tim, were he a stand-up kind of guy, wouldn't touch the award from that mob with a barge pole.
100% spot on.
45 Posted 23/01/2016 at 22:36:33
46 Posted 23/01/2016 at 22:40:22
47 Posted 23/01/2016 at 22:40:55
48 Posted 23/01/2016 at 22:40:57
In Apopka, FL for #4 of 5's "soccer" tournament.
I do hope Tim moves on. His time has obviously come, at least to these eyes. Toronto has been splashing the cash a lot of late (Altidore, Bradley), but I think a move back to an American city will eventually be orchestrated. Captain America and whatnot...
Time will tell.
49 Posted 23/01/2016 at 22:44:53
David, the amount of unpaid loans Madrid owes to the banks is nothing short of disgraceful. FIFA and UEFA have been aware of this for years but as Madrid have royal patronage everyone keeps quiet. The day the banks ask for their money back is the day Real Madrid folds.
50 Posted 23/01/2016 at 22:46:02
51 Posted 23/01/2016 at 22:46:15
52 Posted 23/01/2016 at 23:37:08
I think this allows us to arrogantly look down our noses at CONCACAF, at least for the next couple of years... even if England were shite.
53 Posted 23/01/2016 at 23:42:40
54 Posted 23/01/2016 at 23:49:37
For younger viewers ask a grown up who Ironside was
55 Posted 24/01/2016 at 01:21:38
I just read that about Griffiths being in the squad. Very interesting indeed! Please let it be true!
57 Posted 24/01/2016 at 02:44:38
Griffiths is in the side but likely to be used as a left sided striker in RM's new 4-4-2 set-up, since Mirallas cannot possibly play after scoring goals.
He wants a GK at each end and this kid is faster than Robles.
As for Howard winning the award. He took a year off so having only been in the squad for three games and having played in one game not sure how he wins it. This is especially true since his club didn't do so well either. It might have been fixed but who else would win it? Guzan? As for the claims of CONCACAF being corrupt, aren't you lot part of UEFA? Glass houses and all that.
Still stand by what I said about Everton's defenders (Baines excluded). Will let you know when I come over to Goodison since unfortunately I will likely be travelling with a freaking Liverpool fan on business. I will wear riot gear so you can hurl insults or whatever at him/us.
As for winning at Agincourt, okay one for you. We won at Yorktown and New Orleans and we get to keep John Oliver over here as a captive comedian/TV personality so USA wins.
58 Posted 24/01/2016 at 03:11:37
59 Posted 24/01/2016 at 05:26:32
60 Posted 24/01/2016 at 06:18:31
61 Posted 24/01/2016 at 09:01:08
Please stop upsetting our American Blues before they get to the 2nd World War and saving us, etc.
62 Posted 24/01/2016 at 09:07:23
For a minute there I thought you said 'vomiting'
Still I wasn't far off.
63 Posted 24/01/2016 at 09:09:31
Martinez says players are picked on form prove it by putting Robles in goal and Frankie on the bench.
64 Posted 24/01/2016 at 09:26:25
65 Posted 24/01/2016 at 09:36:37
66 Posted 24/01/2016 at 09:40:31
67 Posted 24/01/2016 at 09:59:33
Reading the posts above reminds me of the excellent Long Good Friday:
68 Posted 24/01/2016 at 10:03:11
69 Posted 24/01/2016 at 10:42:47
70 Posted 24/01/2016 at 10:54:10
71 Posted 24/01/2016 at 10:58:55
72 Posted 24/01/2016 at 11:02:43
73 Posted 24/01/2016 at 11:24:48
(If I do win 'best toast butterer in your house', I'll let you all know.)
74 Posted 24/01/2016 at 11:50:24
Reckon corruption is rife here too, why else would they refuse to implement technology? It's to keep the game bent and ensure the brown envelope brigade get their own way!!
78 Posted 24/01/2016 at 12:26:33
High fives all round on TW if Eugene gets the nod
80 Posted 24/01/2016 at 14:30:58
A fan's job is to support no matter what! Particularly at Everton where that mentality is what separates us from the Manchester's and Chelsea supporters of this world. COYB
81 Posted 24/01/2016 at 14:44:33
83 Posted 24/01/2016 at 15:24:01
Know your history.... :)
84 Posted 24/01/2016 at 16:08:10
85 Posted 24/01/2016 at 16:25:25
86 Posted 24/01/2016 at 18:52:55
While that might be an admirable front to present to other fans, the thing is, we're family here, and I think most of us appreciate honesty about our failings, rather than brushing things under the carpet in a barrage of positive praise for a player (and he's not alone!) that is seriously underperforming.
87 Posted 24/01/2016 at 19:35:04
88 Posted 24/01/2016 at 22:06:11
I think you'll find we've won a World Cup. Then again the yanks do every year when they contest the World Series in men's rounders.
So alls well that ends well eh...
ps: Howard is still shite, no matter what half-assed award is bestowed upon him.
89 Posted 24/01/2016 at 22:08:32
We won the World Cup when it mattered and meant something, not the watered down, corrupt, sponsorship ridden shit it is today.
90 Posted 25/01/2016 at 14:17:17
With that in mind it is time for him to move on.
91 Posted 25/01/2016 at 14:33:29
You won a World Cup. We won the Revolutionary War.
Both events occurred on or around the same time, no?
92 Posted 25/01/2016 at 14:41:10
93 Posted 25/01/2016 at 14:45:27
94 Posted 25/01/2016 at 14:47:05
The mainstream press over here is an absolute joke with "soccer". They know more about tiddly-winks than football!
95 Posted 25/01/2016 at 14:47:44
96 Posted 25/01/2016 at 14:51:42
97 Posted 25/01/2016 at 14:53:08
98 Posted 25/01/2016 at 15:06:15
Or did Tim Howard actually win best toast butterer?
99 Posted 25/01/2016 at 20:03:53
Fuck me Jamie, your knowledge of historical dates astounds me!
100 Posted 25/01/2016 at 20:41:16
Which if it was, was well, erm....crap.
101 Posted 25/01/2016 at 20:44:17
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