Tim Howard became an internet / American hero yesterday after an amazing performance during the World Cup. Team USA wasn’t able to pull out the victory but Howard left the field with his head held high.
The American goalie had 16 saves last night, the most in World Cup history, and practically single handedly kept the United States in the game.
Howard’s performance won over World Cup fans around the world, including Belgium captain Vincent Kompany.
— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) July 1, 2014
So just how did Howard pull off such an incredible performance? Well, it looks like he’s been preparing for it his entire life. Tim Howard’s yearbook quote, which surfaced on Reddit today, shows that the goalie knew he would one day face the world all on his own.
— Eat Sleep Soccer (@soccer_eatsleep) July 2, 2014
— Ismael Moustafa (@IsmaelMoustafa) July 2, 2014
— SportsNation (@SportsNation) July 2, 2014
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 2, 2014
— Perks of Soccer (@PerksofSoccer1) July 2, 2014
— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) July 2, 2014
— Ben ‘Benson’ Bowe (@Benson_EU) July 2, 2014
Too bad Tim Howard couldn’t save Team USA’s World Cup hopes. Here are all 16 saves from the American goalie’s amazing performance yesterday.