Howard named captain for USMNT match vs. Jamaica

Howard named captain for USMNT match vs. Jamaica

U.S. Men's National Team

Howard named captain for USMNT match vs. Jamaica

Tim Howard

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By DAN KARELL

With Clint Dempsey away from U.S. Men’s National Team squad due to injury, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann picked a popular choice to be the team’s captain in their next match.

U.S. Soccer’s Twitter account reported on Wednesday that Klinsmann has chosen veteran goalkeeper Tim Howard to wear the captain’s armband on Friday when the USMNT faces Jamaica at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. It’s the second time this summer that Howard has been named captain, after he captained the side in their 4-2 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina in August.

When Howard takes the field on Friday, he’ll earn his 94th USMNT cap. If he also plays next Tuesday at Panama, he’ll tie Brian McBride in 16th place on the All-Time caps list for USMNT players.

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