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Update on Condition of Tim Howard


PRETORIA, South Africa (June 14, 2010) -- After a physical examination this morning, the medical staff has determined there is no need to conduct additional testing on Tim Howard. He continues to make substantial improvement and is expected to be available for the match against Slovenia.

During the U.S. Men's National Team opening match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on June 12 against England, Howard took a boot from forward Emile Heskey to his right side in the 29th minute while making an excellent diving clearance on a dangerous cross. Howard stayed down on the play for three minutes, but returned to action to help the USA earn a 1-1 draw and Man of the Match honors.

The U.S. will next face Slovenia on June 18 in Johannesburg before finishing Group C play against Algeria on June 23 in Tshwane/Pretoria.


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