Tim Howard says Brad Friedel tried to block dream move, Friedel hits back

AP Image In the summer of 2003, English Premier League giants Manchester United completed a $3.8 million transfer of American national goalkeeper Tim Howard from the New York MetroStars.  At the time, United were still looking for the successor to legendary shot-stopper Peter Schmeichal who left the team in 1999. According to Tim Howard in his new book ‘The Keeper’, former...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Howard wins player of year award

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Goalkeeper Tim Howard has won the 2014 Player of the Year award for his work with the U.S. national team. It is the first time Howard has won the prestigious honor given to a U.S. team member by Futbol de Primera. Howard received 101 first-place votes from a panel of journalists nationwide for a total of 363 points. He beat out Jermaine Jones, who had 160 points...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

TIm Howard Wins U.S. Soccer Male Athlete Of The Year For 2014

Tim Howard’s good year got better Thursday when he received the highest praise from the U.S. Soccer Federation. Howard was named U.S. Soccer’s 2014 Male Athlete of the Year in recognition of his fine performances with the United States men’s national soccer team this year. Howard won the award by vote, as players, coaches and select media chose him over runners-up Jermaine...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

USA goalkeeper Tim Howard wins U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has claimed the 2014 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year award. Howard, 35, capped perhaps the finest season of his national team career by outlasting five other nominees to secure the title for the second time on Thursday afternoon. He previously won the same honor back in 2008. The veteran number one joins Marcelo Balboa (1992, 1994), Clint Dempsey...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Howard voted US player of year for 2nd time

CHICAGO (AP) Goalkeeper Tim Howard has been voted the U.S. Soccer Federation's Male Athlete of the Year for the second time. Howard, who had 15 saves in the Americans' 2-1 overtime loss to Brazil in the second round of the World Cup, also won the award in 2008. He is the fifth multiple winner, joining Landon Donovan ('03-'04, `09-'10), Kasey Keller ('97, `99, `05), Clint Dempsey...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

A Comprehensive Guide To English Soccer TV Commentators and Co-Commentators

One of the often-overlooked reasons why the Premier League is the world’s most popular sports league is the expertise of the commentators. Whether it’s the commentators or co-commentators (aka color commentators), the men bring the Premier League to life in our living rooms and in pubs on a weekly basis. But who are these men, and what are their backgrounds? Find out below in...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders: Tottenham Hotspur sign Deandre Yedlin

After weeks of contemplating, Deandre Yedlin has finally decided to take his talents to the English Premier League. On Wednesday, ESPN’s Taylor Twellman announced on his official twitter page that the 21-year-old right back has joined Tottenham Hotspur $4 million. Twellman also confirmed that Yedlin will see out the 2014 MLS season with the Seattle Sounders. DeAndre Yedlin transfer...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tottenham completes deal for Seattle Sounders defender Yedlin

Tottenham Hotspur reached an agreement with the Seattle Sounders to sign DeAndre Yedlin on a four-year contract which will see the United States defender remain with the Sounders before joining Spurs before the 2015-16 season. The 21-year-old is expected to play out the remainder of the Seattle Sounders' season before joining Spurs before the 2015-16 season. "The Premier League is...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

DeAndre Yedlin swaps Seattle Sounders for Spurs

Yedlin on international duty. Tottenham Hotspur have signed USA international DeAndre Yedlin for a fee believed to be in the region of £2.75m. The right back, known for his lightning speed, made three appearances for the USMNT during this summers World Cup and caught Mauricio Pochettino’s eye during Tottenham’s game against Seattle on their preseason tour. The deal will see...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

DeAndre Yedlin On Verge of Joining Tottenham Hotspur In $3.3 Million Deal, Says Report

Seattle Sounders and US World Cup star DeAndre Yedlin is on the verge of signing with Tottenham Hotspur in a deal that’s reportedly worth $3.3 million, according to Goal.com. Sounders coach Sigi Schmid confirmed today that Yedlin is currently in Europe, where he was reported to be preparing for a medical. One observant Tottenham Hotspur supporter spotted Yedlin in London tonight...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN’s MLS All-Star coverage tonight will be extensive

The MLS All-Star Game is always somewhat interesting to me, at least in theory, as a soccer fan. 2014′s will be especially intriguing, because it comes after a few weeks of European teams kicking the tar out of MLS competition in friendlies. MLS’ All-Stars will now try and prove their mettle one more time against German heroes Bayern Munich tonight. ESPN’s all over the thing...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Sounders vs Tottenham Hotspur: Starting Lineups, TV Times and Open Thread

Tottenham Hotspur kicks off its preseason tour of the United States this afternoon with a friendly against Seattle Sounders in front of what is expected to be a huge crowd. On Monday, the Sounders announced that they had sold over 52,000 tickets for the game. And it’s possible that it may end up being a 64,000 sell-out. For Tottenham, this will be a good test to see how Mauricio...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN’s 2014 World Cup Best XI

To tell you the truth, selecting ESPN’s Best XI commentators was a very, very tough list to compile.  We just as easily could have selected an entirely different starting eleven to comprise our lineup – that’s how much ESPN’s World Cup roster is ridiculously stacked with on-air talent.  Daniel Mann, Derek Rae, Kasey Keller, Mike Tirico, and Santiago Solari in particular...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup Announcing Assignments for July 5, 2014

I did not provide you the announcing assignments for Friday’s games as I had to go the Emergency Room to deal with a breakout of hives. After getting a shot of Benadryl, I’m now much better, but it was a difficult night for me going into July 4th. Anyway, I’m fine now and here are the announcing assignments for the last two Quarterfinals. After Saturday’s games, it will just...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Announces Commentators For World Cup Quarterfinals

ESPN have announced the commentators for the World Cup quarterfinals. ESPN have decided not to feature Efan Ekoku, Fernando Palomo, Daniel Mann, Taylor Twellman and Roberto Martinez in the commentary booth for the quarterfinals. Instead, ESPN have teamed up Jon Champion/Stewart Robson, Ian Darke/Steve McManaman, Derek Rae/Kasey Keller and Adrian Healey/Alejandro Moreno. With so few...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Your World Cup Quarterfinal Announcing Assignments

ESPN has an impressive armada of commentators to choose from when it comes to their selections for knockout round announcing assignments.  Coming into the tournament, we knew Ian Darke was going to announce the World Cup Final and USA/England games… and that was pretty much it.  Throughout the World Cup, the depth of great announcers that ESPN has assembled has been one of the...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Announcing Assignments for World Cup Quarterfinals

We have the World Cup quarterfinal announcing assignments on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. On Friday, ESPN2 will air France vs. Germany followed by Brazil vs. Colombia on ESPN. Then on Saturday, ABC airs Argentina vs. Belgium followed by the Netherlands vs. Costa Rica on ESPN. The excellent teams of Jon Champion/Stewart Robson and Ian Darke/Steve McManaman will work Friday’s games. Here’s...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 29, 2014

Two more games in the Round of 16 on Sunday. Netherlands vs. Mexico which should provide a huge audience for Univision/Univision Deportes. After a day off to cover Wimbledon, ESPN is back on the World Cup and will carry the rest of the Round of 16 through Tuesday. ESPN will assign its usual English-language team to Mexico, Fernando Palomo and Alejandro Moreno. Univision will have...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN/ABC World Cup Announcing Assignments for World Cup Round of 16

The Round of 16 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup begins on Saturday. The all-South American matchups of Brazil vs. Chile and Colombia vs. Uruguay kickoff the Knockout Round of the World Cup on ABC. Then ESPN takes over the matches for the rest of the Round of 16 through Tuesday including USA vs. Belgium in Salvador. Ian Darke and Steve McManaman will call Brazil vs. Chile on ABC. Then...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Announces World Cup TV Commentator Assignments For Round of 16 Games

ESPN have announced their commentator assignments for the Round of 16 games in the World Cup. There are no surprises in the announcements. ESPN have stuck to their proven formula of the World Cup commentators who have shared the booth on several occasions during the Group Stages, so we see Ian Darke and Taylor Twellman commentating the USA-Belgium game, while Fernando Palomo and...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tweet Your Questions to USA Legend and ESPN Analyst Kasey Keller On Thursday Morning

Former United States goalkeeper and ESPN analyst Kasey Keller will be taking part in a Twitter chat Thursday, 6/26 at 11 am EST ahead of the United States vs Germany match. Fans can submit questions to Castrol GTX’s twitter page (@CastrolUSA), and use the hashtag #AskKasey to get in on the conversation. This is a great opportunity to ask a US soccer legend about the USMNT and...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 25, 2014

Just one more day of Group Play after this and then it’s the Knockout Round of 16 on Saturday. It’s going to feel really strange not to have a game on Friday after having at least three games every day since the beginning of this World Cup. But we still have simultaneous windows for today and tomorrow. On this next-to-last day of Group Play, Groups E and F will be in action....
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 24, 2014

Once again, four games in two windows for the last matches in Group Play. Italy vs. Uruguay and Costa Rica vs. England make up the games in Group D. In Group C, it’s Japan vs. Colombia and Greece vs. Côte d’Ivoire. ESPN/ESPN2 will make up the English language combo covering simultaneous games in each window. Univision/Univision Deportes and Galavision/UniMás will air the games...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 23, 2014

We’ve reached the last stages of Group Play. The final games in each group will be played simultaneously so obviously having two networks is quite advantageous as is the case with ESPN and Univision. Games will be played at noon and 4 p.m. ET. Both ESPN and Univision will take the opportunity to have half-hour pregames before all of the matches. ESPN and ESPN2 will be utilized...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup Announcing Assignments for June 22, 2014

The second round of Group Play ends on Sunday with a tripleheader on ABC/ESPN and Univision/Univision Deportes. On Monday, the third round begins with simultaneous games in one window. And it can lead to a lot of exciting play especially if you remember four years ago when the US beat Algeria 1-0 just after England beat Slovenia 1-0 and it gave Team USA the win in the Group. But...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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