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Tim Howard elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame

Tim Howard elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame

Tim Howard’s legendary career has earned him a spot in the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Howard was elected to the Hall of Fame on Saturday in his first year of eligibility. The longtime professional and U.S. men’s national team shotstopper amassed over 700 appearances between club and country, enjoying ample success in England and the United States.

A New Jersey native, Howard’s 121 USMNT caps are the eighth-most in federation history and the most by a goalkeeper. He featured in FIFA World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014) and won two CONCACAF Gold Cups in his international career.

After making his pro debut in 1998 with the MetroStars, Howard played six seasons with them, totaling over 80 appearances. He then made a monumental move to English Premier League giants Manchester United in 2003, being part of the Red Devils squad until his permanent move to Everton in 2007.

He was named to the PFA Premier League Team of the Year in 2003 and also won three trophies with the Red Devils.

Howard’s most productive period came at Goodison Park from 2006-16 where he served as the Toffees’ No. 1 for 10 seasons. He featured in over 400 appearances for Everton before concluding his professional career in the U.S. with both the Colorado Rapids and Memphis 901 FC.

Howard earned 15 individual awards during his professional and international career and now is part owner of Dagenham & Redbridge and Memphis 901 FC.

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