Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 4/5/13
Tim Howard remains the No. 1 American goalkeeper despite two strong games by Brad Guzan in World Cup qualifiers last month. Howard, the starter since 2007, missed the snowy 1-0 win over Costa Rica and the 0-0 draw at Mexico after breaking two bones in his back while playing for Everton on Feb. 26. The 34-year-old returned to the English club's lineup last Saturday. Guzan, 28, took over as Aston Villa's starting goalkeeper from Shay Given in September. He had not played in any qualifiers in four years. ''Tim is No. 1 undoubtedly,'' United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. ''It is just great to see Brad kind of breaking through and having the starter's job now at Aston Villa,'' Klinsmann added. ''The level he played those two games just makes you feel a lot better now having such a strong No. 2.'' Klinsmann, United States Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati and former players marked the USSF's 100th anniversary Friday by turning on the lights - red, white and blue - at the...
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