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Tim Howard says this MLS season will be his last

Colorado Rapids and former U.S. national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says this season will be his last in Major League Soccer. Howard made the announcement Tuesday on social media, a day after the Rapids reported to training camp. Howard made 121 appearances with the national team, starting for the United States at the World Cup in South Africa in 2010 and again in Brazil in 2014.

Tim Howard blasts MLS, Rapids after suspension

Longtime U.S. national team star Tim Howard blasted the Colorado Rapids and Major League Soccer over his three-game suspension. The Rapids’ star goalkeeper was punished for altercations with fans in Kansas City. Howard says the league, the Rapids and Sporting Kansas City need to beef up security.

After hiatus, Tim Howard won’t be U.S. starter vs Mexico

United States goalkeeper Tim Howard won’t earn his starting job back before a big playoff match against Mexico. Howard, a standout performer at the 2014 World Cup, returned to the team Monday after taking a one-year break from international duty.

Tim Howard, DeMarcus Beasley called up to U.S. team for September games

Goalkeeper Tim Howard is back with the U.S. national team. The U.S. Soccer Federation announced Thursday that coach Jurgen Klinsmann had called up Howard and veteran defender DaMarcus Beasley for exhibitions next month against Peru and Brazil. Klinsmann says that for now Howard is the No. 2 goalie behind Brad Guzan, who started while Howard took a year off from the national team for family reasons after his stellar performance at the 2014 World Cup. Howard said last month he was ready to come back. Beasley is a four-time World Cup veteran who returned to the squad for the Gold Cup this summer. – AP

Tim Howard ready to return to the U.S. national team

Goalkeeper Tim Howard is ready to make himself available for the United States national team again after taking a break since the 2014 World Cup. The 36-year-old Howard, who plays for Everton in the English Premier League, was allowed a sabbatical from international soccer in August last year but he could now return after the Gold Cup. Howard is targeting selection for the United States’ friendly match against Peru on Sept. 4. “That is the plan,” Howard said in an interview on Everton’s website Wednesday. “I spoke to coach (Jurgen) Klinsmann and we have had open lines of communication as recently as last week. We will speak again after that tournament (the Gold Cup) finishes.” Howard, who has played for his country 104 times, said the break has motivated him to pull on the U.S. jersey once again. – AP

Tim Howard voted U.S. player of year for 2nd time

Goalkeeper Tim Howard has been voted the U.S. Soccer Federation’s Male Athlete of the Year. Howard, who had 15 saves in the Americans’ 2-1 overtime loss to Belgium in Salvador, Brazil, in the second round of the World Cup, also won the award in 2008. He is the fifth multiple winner, joining Landon Donovan (’03-04, ’09-10), Kasey Keller (’97, ’99, ’05), Clint Dempsey (’07, ’11-12) and Marcelo Balboa (’92, ’94). Howard increased his career total to 55 international wins, two more than Keller’s previous American record. Votes were cast by, among others, the 50 players who appeared for the U.S. this year, senior and youth U.S. national team coaches, and Major League Soccer and North American Soccer League head coaches. The result was announced Thursday. – AP

Goalkeeper Tim Howard taking break from U.S. team

Goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a one-year break from the U.S. national team because of a “commitment” to his family. The three-time World Cup veteran asked U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann to not consider him for the roster until September 2015. Howard, 35, will continue to play for Everton in the English Premier League. “Having played overseas for the last 12 years and missing out on spending time with my family, making this commitment to my family is very important at this time,” Howard said in a statement Thursday. “I look forward to coming back next fall and competing for a spot.” Howard is United States’ career leader for goalkeepers in appearances (104) and wins (55). He has played every minute for the U.S. in the last two World Cups. He will miss next summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup. – AP

Tim Howard to call EPL games when not in Everton goal

Tim Howard will keep doubling as an English Premier League goalkeeper and TV announcer. The U.S. star will work up to 10 games for NBC Sports Group during the upcoming season on days his EPL team, Everton, isn’t playing. He will either serve as a game commentator in the booth or as an on-site studio analyst for high-profile matches. Howard, 35, did seven games for NBCSN last season, and the network announced Tuesday it signed him to a multiyear deal. The curtain rasies for the new season on Aug. 10 with the FA Community Shild, a match between last season’s EPL champion, Manchester City, and Cup winner Arsenal. – Associated Press

Give and Take: Tweets of the week

@srchrisderrick Jose Trevino homers twice, has 4 RBIs as #SpokaneIndians beat Vancouver 10-3 to increase #NWL North Division lead to 3 games. @TimHowardGK Im proud to suit up w every one of these guys. It’s a tremendous honor to represent this country & a ride I’ll never forget. Thx for joining.

Howard man of the hour

SAO PAULO – Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast – and fans around the world, really – for his incredible, improbable saves in the loss to Belgium in extra time that sent the U.S. home from the World Cup to a country captivated. Howard is a big reason – 6-foot-3, to be exact – for the fascination. He has become a Twitter sensation in less than a day, while raising one important question before he leaves Brazil: Will the 35-year-old goalkeeper be back for the next World Cup four years from now in Russia?

Howard: ‘Secretary of Defense’

Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast – and fans around the world, really – for his incredible performance on Tuesday in the U.S. loss to Belgium in the World Cup.

Tim Howard’s leadership from goal will be key for U.S.

STANFORD, Calif. – Tim Howard releases an “Ahhh!” that echoes through empty Stanford Stadium as he makes a diving stop during a basic keep-away drill. True to form, the American goalkeeper is good-naturedly running his mouth about as much as he’s running around during World Cup training camp, sporting one of the biggest grins in the group.