Esta es parte de la serie de videos sobre jugadores de la US Soccer destacados en Inglaterra y narra, en este caso, la vida de Tim Howard, que prácticamente se mueve en Europa como una estrell
Tim Howard, a standout player at home, for the rest of the world a superstar.
Is he an idol of crowds around the world , especially in England? Has he beat the symptoms of Tourette syndrome?
To these questions the answer is a resounding , yes. Tim Howard is the goalkeeper of the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT), also, he is one of the most recognizable American players in the world, thanks to his participation in the Premier League, first with Manchester United and then with Everton , where he has a contract until 2016.
His personality is strong, like anyone who manages to overcome a major obstacle. In the case of Howard, he didn’t only manage to controlle tourettes without medication, but also serves as director of the Tourette Syndrome Association of New Jersey ( TSANJ ) since 2001. From the association, he explains to the world the details of this disease, which is known for producing many involuntary tics and vocalizations, yet it does not affect the intellectual and physical development of the person.
In the United States the discrete but growing fame football allows anonymity , which he enjoys, especially after returning from England where the passion for football is absolute and where he is really a rock star.
His profile on the U.S. Soccer website describes him as a smart, athletic goalkeeper. Howard is a veteran character with control of the game, whose main virtue is the confidence in his teammates.
In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he was one of five American players who was present at all in the matches, there he became a legend with the stellar tie between the United States and England.
Just one year before, his performance against the unstoppable selection of Spain in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 , helped him win the Gold Glove Award for best goalkeeper of the tournament.