|1||Howard, Tim||GK||6-3||210||03/06/79||North Brunswick, N.J.||Everton (England)||51/0|
|2||Spector, Jonathan||D||6-0||180||03/01/86||Arlington Heights, Ill.||West Ham United (England)||25/0|
|3||Bocanegra, Carlos||D||6-0||170||05/25/79||Alta Loma, Calif.||Rennes (France)||79/12|
|4||Bradley, Michael||M||6-2||175||07/31/87||Manhattan Beach, Calif.||Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany)||43/7|
|5||Onyewu, Oguchi||D||6-4||210||05/13/82||Olney, Md.||AC Milan (Italy)||54/5|
|6||Cherundolo, Steve||D||5-6||145||02/19/79||San Diego, Calif.||Hannover 96 (Germany)||60/2|
|7||Beasley, DaMarcus||M||5-8||145||05/24/82||Ft. Wayne, Ind.||Rangers (Scotland)||92/17|
|8||Dempsey, Clint||M||6-1||170||03/09/83||Nacogdoches, Texas||Fulham (England)||62/18|
|9||Gomez, Herculez||F||5-10||165||04/06/82||Las Vegas, Nev.||Puebla F.C. (Mexico)||4/2|
|10||Donovan, Landon||M||5-8||158||03/04/82||Redlands, Calif.||Los Angeles Galaxy||123/42|
|11||Holden, Stuart||M||5-10||160||08/01/85||Houston, Texas||Bolton Wanderers (England)||14/2|
|12||Bornstein, Jonathan||D||5-9||145||11/07/84||Los Alamitos, Calif.||Chivas USA||32/2|
|13||Clark, Ricardo||M||5-10||150||05/10/83||Jonesboro, Ga.||Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany)||29/2|
|14||Buddle, Edson||F||6-1||185||05/21/81||New Rochelle, N.Y.||Los Angeles Galaxy||3/2|
|15||DeMerit, Jay||D||6-0||185||12/04/79||Green Bay, Wis.||Watford (England)||19/0|
|16||Torres, José||M||5-7||135||10/29/87||Longview, Texas||Pachuca (Mexico)||10/0|
|17||Altidore, Jozy||F||6-1||175||11/06/89||Boca Raton, Fla.||Villareal (Spain)||25/9|
|18||Guzan, Brad||GK||6-4||210||09/09/84||Homer Glen, Ill.||Aston Villa (England)||16/0|
|19||Edu, Maurice||M||6-0||170||04/18/86||Fontana, Calif.||Rangers (Scotland)||13/1|
|20||Findley, Robbie||F||5-9||165||08/04/85||Phoenix, Ariz.||Real Salt Lake||6/0|
|21||Goodson, Clarence||D||6-4||170||05/17/82||Alexandria, Va.||IK Start (Norway)||14/2|
|22||Feilhaber, Benny||M||5-9||150||01/19/85||Irvine, Calif.||AGF Aarhus (Denmark)||32/2|
|23||Hahnemann, Marcus||GK||6-3||220||06/15/72||Seattle, Wash.||Wolverhampton Wanderers (England)||16/0|
Tag Archives: Tim Howard
After some time away due to School I am back to relaunch Stars and Strikes just in time for the world cup. I am hoping to be able to bring back all of the old readers since we had some real good conversations going. Anyone who has requests or advice let me know and I will try and make this site as good as it was before if not better.
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.
Rumors are circulating that Samir Badr, the 17 year old keeper who plays for the US youth national team, has joined FC Porto for a supposed two month trial. From ESPN recently:
“Samir Badr, Robinson (Fairfax, Va.), GK, Junior
Badr is in the midst of a rare — if not never before accomplished — feat. As Robinson’s starting goalkeeper, Badr has scored more goals than he has allowed, a margin of 1-0. Badr, who reportedly has said he will sign with Portugese power FC Porto’s reserve team following the high school season, has 11 shutouts for the Rams this spring. In Saturday’s 3-0 regional final victory over Westfield, Badr scored a goal when his direct kick from near midfield was misjudged by the Westfield keeper and ended up in the net.”
Now a friend has said:
“I just hung out with him last week. he just left on Wednesday for a two month trial with Porto.”
No conformation from Badr or Porto yet but its nice to know that Americans are continuing to go to top European teams, and that our youth system is getting more respect. Of course keeper is already our strogest postions as Tim Howard (Everton) is arguably our best player and his backup Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) is only 24 himself, and keeper is a position that you can play at an older age, see Kasey Keller at Seattle. Still the more depth we can create the better.
“ESPN has acquired the TV rights to two of the weekly Premier League slots on US television for the 2009-2010 season. Beginning on August 15, 2009, each week ESPN will feature the 7:45am ET Saturday game and the 3pm ET Monday game.”
The first game to be shown by ESPN? Presumably Chelsea v Hull City on August 15th, Jozy Altidore’s first game in the EPL for Hull. There will also be games featuring teams with American players including: Fulham (Clint Dempsey and Eddie Johnson), Aston Villa (Fridel, Guzan), Everton (Tim Howard) on the prospective schedule.
However ESPN’s Ives Galarcep says not to get too excited yet as the deal is in the works and not yet official.
“UPDATE-Sources tell me no deal is finalized yet, but that talks are underway. In other words, you might want to hold off on the celebration until something official is announced.”
Hopefully this works out becuase it would be great to see Americans suceeding with their European Club teams, especially as it seems that more and more players are entering the top European Leagues.