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Tim Howard remains the No. 1 American goalkeeper despite a pair of strong performance by Brad Guzan in World Cup qualifiers last month.
Howard has been the starter since 2007. He missed the 1-0 win over Costa Rica and the 0-0 tie at Mexico after breaking two bones in his back while playing for Everton on Feb. 26. Howard returned to the English club last Saturday.
Speaking Friday as the U.S. Soccer Federation marked its 100th anniversary, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said ''Tim is No. 1 undoubtedly.''
Klinsmann added, however, that he's pleased to see Guzman making a breakthrough and starting at Aston Villa. The coach says ''the level he played those two games just makes you feel a lot better now having such a strong No. 2.''
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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.
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer Jurgen Klinsmann was at the top of the world.
OK, not quite. But as he stood on the sun-splashed 86th floor of the Empire State Building, he was 1,050 feet above ground level and had just led the U.S. to a snowy win over Costa Rica and a draw at Mexico that got the Americans' World Cup qualifying campaign back on track....