An athletic and intelligent goalkeeper, Howard has cemented his place in the line of great U.S. goalkeepers. Since 2007, Howard has occupied the No. 1 position for the USA, and his leadership and big-game credentials have continued to flourish year after year. Howard is equally indispensable for Everton, where he has served as the undisputed starter for several years, making more than 200 appearances, and has led his team to places in European competition and the FA Cup final. Howard is a commanding veteran personality who is relied upon by his teammates for calmness and the ability to make key saves.
- Tied for first in team appearance with 15 in 2011 – a career high
- Holds second place on the all-time list for victories amongst U.S. goalkeepers
- His stellar effort in the 1-1 draw against England in the USA’s opening match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup earned him the Best Performance: Player award for the 2010 Best of U.S. Soccer Awards
- One of five U.S. players to play every minute of the World Cup in South Africa
- His shutout against then No. 1-ranked Spain in the semifinal of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup helped him earn the Golden Glove award as the tournament’s best goalkeeper
- Finished the 2010 World Cup qualifying cycle with 13 appearances, earning six clean sheets and registering a 0.92 GAA as the team topped the final round standings while booking a place in South Africa
- Named the English Premier League Goalkeeper of the Year in 2004 while playing for Manchester United