Ken Lawrence has written a feature piece for ESPN about Tim Howard the USMNT goalie, and current Everton keeper. In it he and multiple other people talk about how Horward either is, or has all the potential to be the best goalkeeper in the world:
Everton manager David Moyes already insists the American is as good as it gets in the Premier League. “Tim is now on the same level as Pepe Reina and Petr Cech,” Moyes said. “They are considered to be the two best in England. I would not swap either for my man.”
I personally was very happy when Howard was able to avenge himself and show Man U what they gave up, when he beat them in the Semi’s last year on PK’s by saving 2. I think it was horrible how English media was blaming and insulting the fact that he has tourettes as a reason for his struggles.
“some newspapers even cruelly suggested that as a sufferer of Tourette syndrome who refused to medicate himself against the neurological disease, he had lost Ferguson’s confidence.”
Hopefully he keeps playing as well as he has been, and I give him a lot of credit for making the American defenders, especially Onyewu who seems to really work well with Howard, into better players even when hes not around.
Last night Landon Donovan scored an incredible goal vs the NE Revs:
He really seems to be on his form right now and I think he has been incredible this summer. Also, a little unrelated but, dosen’t it seem like Landon Donovan never misses a PK. In the MLS all-star game and then Confed Cup he had them and I never even considered that he would miss. He treats it like a free throw in basketball and hits with the same accuracy. Could he be the best in the world at the PK?
Kenny Cooper debuted for 1860 Munchen against TuS Koblenz with a 17th min goal in the 2-0 win.
Kenny Cooper 1-0 vs TuS Koblenz
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(cant figure out how to link the video here yet as the only one I found is in German, I think)
Jozy Altidore did not play in Hull City’s game today because he does not yet have his work visa, he is supposed to receive it Monday. From the EPL website:
“Lee Miller’s strike late in the first half was enough for Aberdeen to claim a 1-0 win over Hull City in Dean Windass’ benefit match at the KC Stadium.
Hull handed a debut to Seyi Olofinjana and brought trialist Henri Camara off the bench, but could not find a way past Aberdeen goalkeeper Stuart Nelson.
Windass, 40, lined up for both teams, starting the first half in a Hull shirt before being replaced by Daniel Cousin, and then appearing for Aberdeen after the break.”
Good for Jozy I guess that Hull could not score a goal agianst a team they were expected to beat, but I still want him to play for a good team that is competitive with best. Hopefully we will see him next weekend agianst Chelsea.