VIDEO: Tim Howard is back from injury, and ready to start for USMNT

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Tim Howard is back from a groin injury that ended his 2016 season prematurely last November, and with just 13 days before the U.S. national team hosts Honduras in a de facto must-win 2018 World Cup qualifier in San Jose, Calif., the 38-year-old looks ready to resume his role as USMNT no. 1.

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Through 23 minutes of his 2017 debut for the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, Howard showed he’s still as sharp as ever, denying Bradley Wright-Phillips on two occasions the New York Red Bulls striker found himself one-on-one with the American goalkeeper. Tell me if the below miracles look at all familiar…

With Brad Guzan relegated to Cup ‘keeper’s duties at Middlesbrough for the majority of the 2016-17 Premier League season — he’ll join MLS expansion side Atlanta United in the summer — Howard has every chance in the world to impress Bruce Arena this week and next.

Howard’s so en fuego that only his teammates can score against him right now, apparently. That’s Eric Miller, Rapids right back, poking the ball past Howard in the first half’s waning moments, and the Rapids trail 1-0 at halftime.

UPDATE: He’s at it again. Poor BWP…