After Everton head coach Roberto Martinez recently dismissed rumors linking U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard to a move back to MLS, a new report suggests the 36-year-old’s future at Goodison Park might be nearing its end.
According to NBC’s Pro Soccer Talk, Howard has reportedly held “serious talks” with the Colorado Rapids and is seeking a return to MLS. The report also suggests if any deal is reached between Everton and MLS, Howard would not join Colorado until May, following the conclusion of the 2015-16 English Premier League season.
The Rapids currently hold the league’s No. 1 allocation position, which determines the order at which clubs can select USMNT players, youth U.S. National Team players or former MLS players returning to the league.
Howard has spent the last 10 years with Everton, after making a high-profile move to EPL giant Manchester United in 2003. This season, Howard has made 23 starts and recorded six shutouts for the Toffees.
What do you think of this development? Is a move to the Rapids a logical one for Howard? Would you be excited to see the 36-year-old return to MLS should the deal happen?
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