Tim Howard Breaks World Cup Record
Of all that was said about Tim Howard’s performance against Belgium, “best ever” pretty much sums it up.
In his 104th cap, Howard single-handedly kept the USMNT in the match until the end of their memorable 2-1 loss with a World-Cup record 16 saves. It’s the most in the tournament since 1966, when they started keeping records. [...]
The most recorded saves previous to Howard was 13 and came in 1978, by Peru’s Ramon Quiroga.
even though we lost in overtime yesterday against belgium, Tim Howard was fucking extraordinary — without a doubt, he kept us in that game and at least gave the guys a chance… i’m still a little bummed out, but at the same time i think they did better than almost everybody expected going into the thing.
also surprised by how much support there’s been for the US team in the world cup this time around… just feels like more people got excited and were watching than i remember from past world cups, which i think is pretty cool.
still a lot of soccer haters around here, though. *chuckle*