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Athletes And Fans Pay Tribute To USMNT Legend Tim Howard After Final MLS Home Game

Oct. 01, 2019, 3:41 p.m. (ET)


On Sunday, Colorado Rapids and former U.S. men's national team goalkeeper Tim Howard played his final MLS home match in Commerce City, Colorado. The match marks the end of an era for the legendary player.

Howard represented Team USA at the Olympic Games Sydney 2000 and went on to win MLS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2001. From there, his career skyrocketed. Howard made his first FIFA World Cup roster in 2006 and was named U.S. Soccer athlete of the year in 2008.

Arguably Howard's most memorable moment in the red, white and blue was at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Howard set a tournament record with 15 saves in the team's match against Belgium, pushing the match to overtime and quickly becoming a viral sensation.

Howard retires with a total of 121 caps with the men's national team, the most among any goalkeeper in USMNT history.

In honor of Howard's final home match and his impact on the game, fans, athletes, teams and more took to social media to celebrate. U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro, USA Hockey and Colorado Avalanche player Erik Johnson and two-time USMNT player of the year Marcelo Balboa are among those who honored the U.S. legend.


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