Tim Howard not worried about USMNT World Cup fortunes
Pick your least favorite USMNT match of the last half-decade, and chances are Tim Howard either didn’t feature or can’t be blamed.
CONCACAF Cup loss to Mexico? On the bench. Gold Cup 2015? He wasn’t in the squad. Meaningful 4-0 losses to Argentina and Costa Rica? No again.
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So there’s something about having Howard between the sticks for two massive World Cup qualifiers -- let alone the returns of Geoff Cameron and Copa America hero Clint Dempsey -- that have us breathing easier.
Take it, Tim:
In our rush to anoint the next round of U.S. heroes -- and there are several: Christian Pulisic, John Brooks -- perhaps we’ve eschewed some with a lot left in the tank. If the Yanks make another World Cup, it’ll be with Howard and Dempsey. In fact, we imagine there will be space for both on the plane to Russia, and Howard may be in the XI. And there’s nothing wrong with that.