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Tim Howard

2024 Inductee




U.S. Men’s National Team (121 caps)

2007, 2017

CONCACAF Gold Cup Champion

Tim Howard, born Timothy Matthew Howard on March 6, 1979, in North Brunswick, New Jersey, is a legendary figure in American soccer. Renowned for his remarkable agility, leadership, and resilience, Howard has left an indelible mark on the sport.

His professional journey began with the North Jersey Imperials before catapulting to prominence with the New York MetroStars in Major League Soccer (MLS). A standout goalkeeper, Howard's stellar performances caught the attention of Premier League giants Manchester United, where he made a lasting impact from 2003 to 2007.

However, it was during his tenure with Everton FC that Howard truly cemented his status as one of the world's premier goalkeepers. Over a decade at the Merseyside club, he became a beloved figure, earning the nickname "The Secretary of Defense" for his heroic saves and unwavering commitment. Howard's tenure at Everton is highlighted by countless memorable moments, including a record-breaking 16-save performance against Belgium in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a testament to his unparalleled skill and determination.

Beyond his club exploits, Howard has been a stalwart for the United States Men's National Team, amassing over 100 caps and representing his country in multiple FIFA World Cups. His leadership both on and off the field has inspired a generation of American goalkeepers and soccer enthusiasts.

Off the pitch, Howard's impact extends beyond soccer, as he has been a vocal advocate for mental health awareness, openly sharing his struggles with Tourette syndrome. His courage in facing adversity serves as an inspiration to millions worldwide.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the sport, Tim Howard rightfully takes his place in the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2024, forever etched in the annals of soccer history as a true icon of the game.

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