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Tim Howard in angry rant as Rapids fall to SKC

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COMMERCE CITY, CO - JULY 23: Tim Howard #1 of the Colorado Rapids celebrates after making a first half save against the FC Dallas at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on July 23, 2016 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

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Tim Howard was left seething on Sunday as his Colorado Rapids lost 3-1 at Sporting Kansas City and their slow start to the 2017 MLS season continues.

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Howard, 38, was involved in a heated exchange with SKC striker Dom Dwyer who scored Sporting’s third goal in the clash between Western Conference foes.

In the video below you can see Howard lecturing Dwyer at the final whistle (Dwyer’s conduct towards some of Colorado’s players has been questioned) and what makes this even more awkward is that the latter, who was born in England, has just received his green card and many are touting him to be called up to the next U.S. national team squad.

This wasn’t the only exchange Howard was involved in as he also appeared to fire back obscenities at the partisan SKC crowd at Children’s Mercy Park. You can view footage of that incident here (be warned that Howard is particularly foul-mouthed) and there are also reports he flipped the bird at the KC Cauldron after their constant heckling.

It will be intriguing to see if MLS steps in to deal with the latter two incidents.

As for Howard and Dwyer going at it after the game, that’s part of sport. Sometimes tempers flare and passion boils over. Howard has always been fiery yet focused throughout his long and illustrious career and this was no different.

Should be interesting to see the dynamic between Howard and Dwyer if they are indeed USMNT teammates in June when Bruce Arena names his next squad...

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