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Longtime United States Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard was elected to the US National Soccer Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Howard was on the ballot for the first time and received 46 of 48 possible votes. The induction will be in May.
After beginning his professional career at 19 with the New York/New Jersey MetroStars, he made the move to the Premier League in 2003, where he would play for 13 seasons.
Howard was with Manchester United between 2003 and 2006 before he moved to Everton, where he spent another decade in English football.
Howard learned of his election while working as an in-studio analyst for NBC Sports.
USMNT legend Tim Howard was elected to the US National Soccer Hall of Fame on Saturday
Howard’s career lasted more than two decades and included 13 seasons in the Premier League
‘When you play football, you try and for the love and play for the glory, and hopefully along the way you do some things,’ Howard said moments after hearing he’d be inducted in May.
Howard was also the No 1 goalkeeper for the USMNT for nearly a decade, starting in net at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.
Howard has the most international appearances of any goalkeeper in US history with 121. Kasey Keller is the second most-capped goalkeeper with 102 appearances for the Stars and Stripes.
Howard retired from soccer in 2021, after playing for two seasons with Memphis 901, the second-division American team where he is also a minority owner and sporting director.
Howard holds the World Cup record for the most saves in a single match, with 16 against Belgium in 2014.