Tim Howard to retire following 2019 MLS season



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23 Jan 2019, 02:44 IST
Tim Howard
Tim Howard

Tim Howard’s time in MLS is operating out, with the previous Manchester United and Everton goalkeeper confirming he’ll retire this 12 months.

The Colorado Rapids goalkeeper and long-time United States nationwide group star used social media to announce his retirement on Tuesday on the conclusion of the 2019 MLS season.

“I’m vastly trying ahead to kicking off the 2019 MLS season, as it will likely be my LAST,” Howard wrote. “There shall be loads of time for sentiment later.

“For now, I’m going to take pleasure in each minute. And as I’ve at all times accomplished, compete arduous and assist lead the Rapids with the only objective of profitable.”

Howard, who shall be 40 in March, started his skilled profession greater than twenty years in the past in America.

He went on to have a profitable European profession with Manchester United and Everton earlier than returning to MLS with the Rapids in 2016.

The goalkeeper was additionally profitable whereas taking part in with the USMNT, beginning for his nation on the 2010 and 2014 World Cups in addition to throughout their run to the 2009 Confederations Cup closing.

Howard is the USA’ most-capped goalkeeper and he additionally holds the report for many saves in a World Cup match for his 16 stops within the USA’s 2-1 loss to Belgium in 2014.

The goalkeeper recorded 116 clear sheets throughout his spell in England with United and Everton, with solely two gamers bettering that determine.

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