Howard retiring after 2019 MLS season
One of the greatest American players in history is hanging up his gloves after the season.
Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard will call it a career after two decades in professional soccer that stretched from Major League Soccer to the Premier League and back to MLS.
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Howard, 39, won the FA Cup and League Cup with Manchester United, made the Premier League Team of the Year, and has been thrice named CONCACAF Goalkeeper of the Year while winning two Gold Cups with the USMNT.
He may be best-remembered for his otherworldly performance in a 2014 World Cup extra time loss to Belgium. Howard is the eighth-most capped players in USMNT history, with 121.
Howard is a part-owner of English side Dagenham and Redbridge, and has been active in support of those like him diagnosed with Tourette syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorder.
I’m greatly looking forward to kicking off the 2019 MLS season, as it will be my LAST. There will be plenty of time for sentiment later. For now, I am going to enjoy every minute. And as I’ve always done, compete hard and help lead the Rapids with the sole purpose of winning. pic.twitter.com/QWuCcy7gW2— Tim Howard (@TimHowardGK) January 22, 2019