MNT Oct 10, 2011
Tim Howard got his start with the MetroStars
Several members of the U.S. squad have embarked on their professional careers in New Jersey. Juan Agudelo and Tim Ream currently ply their trade for the New York Red Bulls. Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley and Tim Howard began their careers playing for the former MetroStars. Altidore was drafted in 2006 and played more than two seasons before commanding a transfer fee thought to be around $10 million from Villarreal. Bradley joined the squad straight from the U-17 Residency Program in 2004, and in 2006 became the youngest player in MLS history to be sold when he moved to Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie. Howard spent five seasons there, earning 2001 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year honors before being sold to Manchester United in 2003.