Our “Secretary of Defense” has decided to retire. No we’re not talking about the never-ending job carousel in the Trump administration. We’re talking about about something much more serious than that…Tim Howard is retiring from soccer at the end of the 2019 MLS season.
So now the debate is on. Is Tim Howard the best goalkeeper in USMNT history. It’s hard to deny his 15 save performance against Belgium in the 2014 World Cup, not to mention his spells with Manchester United and Everton in England. In addition he’s spent 10 years in MLS, winning the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award in 2001 at the age of 22.
We love the beard, we love the baldness and we love the tattoos, but with the likes Tony Meola, Brad Freidel and Kasey Keller also vying for the title, the debate of who the greatest goalkeeper in USMNT history is will rage on. The U.S. has been known for producing quality goalkeepers throughout the years, and we’ve got some great young talent coming up in Alex Bono and Zack Steffen.
Personally I hope the best is yet to come, and am excited to see what the future holds for the USMNT. However we will always have a special place in our heart for our veterans between the sticks, even though we’ll never agree which was best (but my vote’s for Timmy).