U.S. Men's National Team

The SBI Questions: Ask Tim Howard

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The U.S. Men's national team is two months away from one of the busiest summers in recent memory, and no player will be more important to the team's success in World Cup qualifying and the Confederations Cup than Tim Howard.

As one of the national team's veteran leaders, and one of America's most respected players, Howard has seen his career blossom from his days as a young prospect on the MetroStars. The Everton standout and New Jersey native has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, and as Argentina found out last summer, when he is at his best he can post a clean sheet against anybody.

Howard will be the newest subject for The SBI Questions, and will be taking questions from SBI readers. Simply post your questions for Howard in the comments section below and we here at SBI will select the best questions and ask them to Howard. Whether you want to ask about his days as a MetroStar, what it's like playing in the best league in the world, or what he thinks the U.S. national team's chances are this summer, send your questions our way and we will look to have Howard's answers next week.

Post your questions in the comments section below.

  • Eric Griesheimer


    I was just at the US v Trinidad game in Nashville. Great Game! How encouraging is it to see the US support grow year after year? I am originally from Columbus Ohio and cant wait to see you guys play their someday.


  • Wes


    Being from Jersey, I can’t imagine what it felt like for you to shutdown Argentina at Giants Stadium. I was at the game and brought a few nonsoccer fans to the match, and you basically made them fans that night. So thank you. My question for you is, what national team would you like to face that you haven’t played against yet?


  • Buzz


    Ives recently did his SBI Questions segment on fellow goalkeeper, Joe Cannon, which always reveals insight into the world of goalkeeping. However, we never hear much from other goalkeepers, like yourself, about his scenario with the National team. Seems like he has never been given a fair shake under Bradley. Can you give us your thoughts about why we haven’t seen more of him? Politics involved or what?


  • Paul Chaisson

    This might be a very odd question, but as someone who plays goalie now coming from a non-soccer background, have you ever tried using football/receiver’s gloves? If high-end goalie gloves have begun incorporating the same technology and I just haven’t seen them, ignore this, but otherwise I don’t understand why a goalie would choose material that is basically padding over material the ball effectively sticks to.

    Basically, do you use/have you experimented with different materials, and if so, is there a reason for traditional goalie gloves, or is it just inertia that keeps people wearing them? (I know I get double-takes and comments all the time from people.)


  • Ryan

    Hi Tim,

    As a senior MNT player, are you able to keep “tabs” on some of the younger, up-and-coming US players? At what point does a U-17 (or earlier) player gain the attention of the senior player?


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