After his stellar showing at the World Cup for the USA this summer, Tim Howard’s fame has soared across the States and worldwide.
Now, everyone will get the chance to read exactly how Howard go to the top as the Everton and U.S. goalkeeper has signed a book deal.
Howard, 35, announced last week that he will be stepping away from the U.S. national team duty until Sept. 2015 to spend more time with his family. He will also be working on his memoirs as Howard has teamed up with HarperCollins Publishers to tell his story in soccer so far.
The book,simply titled “The Goalkeeper,” will be available in both adult and young adult editions and according to the publishers’ website it will be launched on December 9. Howard shone to prominence during the USA’s World Cup last 16 defeat to Belguim where he saved a record 15 shots and kept his side in the match.
From his days growing up in New Jersey, to playing MLS, signing for Manchester United, Everton and then starring for the USA at the 2014 World Cup, Howard hopes to tell the story of the highs and lows of his career, while also explaining how Tourettes syndrome has impacted his life.
Coming out just before the holiday period, Howard’s book is sure to be a best-seller and will be essential reading for fans of the U.S. national team, Everton and just soccer junkies in general.
Coupled with his on-air duties for NBC Sports, playing for Everton and signing this book deal, Howard will be a busy man this fall as his star continues to shine bright across the global soccer community.
Heading into his second stint in the Premier League, Burnley boss Sean Dyche said there is a different feeling this time around after a “business-like” season at Turf Moor.
The expectation rises from everyone, the money available to the club for its future – all of the things that it brings.
The mentality of the players has been firm all year. We were questioned heavily around Christmas, but I never blinked.
I knew what we were about, I knew the group we’d got, I knew the mentality and I knew we could go all the way.
Last time we were under the radar, it was a fairytale. This one was organized, it was business-like and it was well-fashioned from all involved, especially the players.
If Burnley was questioned at Christmas, they certainly had an answer. After losing to Hull City on Boxing Day, the Clarets have gone unbeaten in 22 matches to climb to the top of the Championship table.
Burnley’s campaign this season has been eerily similar to their last promotion to the PL after the 2013-14 season. If the Clarets win their final game next weekend, they will finish with an identical record from 2014 of 26-15-5, good for 93 points. Dyche’s next job will be keeping Burnley up, as they have been relegated after each of their previous three seasons in the top flight.
We know how they got here, but an interesting question is which moment will live in your memory when you’re reminded of Leicester’s run?
Game 5 — Dyer win Derby in stoppage
It had been a remarkable early season for Claudio Ranieri‘s troops when the Foxes came back from a 2-0 deficit against Midlands rivals Aston Villa, and substitute Nathan Dyer capped off the 3-2 win in style.
Game 14 — Vardy sets a Premier League record
Ruud van Nistelrooy taking a backseat to Jamie Vardy was unfathomable even a month beforehand, but Vardy’s goal gave him a Premier League record 11-straight matches with a goal (and all in one season). Not bad for the man deemed too old by a 2.Bundesliga team.
Game 25 — Blowout at the Etihad
Certainly many had this date circled as the beginning of a downturn for Leicester, but Riyad Mahrez dazzled while Robert Huth scored a pair of goals in a 3-1 ride past Manchester City on the road. It was on.
Game 27 — Ulloa starts earthquakes
Leicester looked destined to somehow find a draw from a dominant performance when Leonardo Ulloa lifted the Foxes to a late win over Norwich, causing mini earthquakes at the King Power Stadium.
Game 34 — Chaos at King Power
A game easily categorized in short, insane outbursts, or just the name Jon Moss
Vardy sent off for diving ?!? Penalty to West Ham for what?!? Penalty to Leicester for what?!?
LONDON (AP) The English Football Association has charged Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini and Leicester defender Robert Huth with violent conduct after they clashed during a Premier League game at the weekend.
Fellaini reacted to getting his hair pulled by Huth by appearing to strike the defender with his elbow as they jostled at a set-piece during the 1-1 draw between the teams on Sunday.