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.