Tim Howard becomes national super hero
Posted July 2, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
At 4 p.m. the United States sat glued to the T.V. in anticipation of the country's chance to advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup. By 4:01 p.m. goalie Tim Howard's right foot had already blocked a shot on goal from Belgium's Divock Origi.
About 20 minutes in the Belgium shooting frenzy was on and Tim Howard had an answer for everything. Belgium had 38 shot attempts, 27 which were on-target.
America's No. 1 goalie had 16 saves, the most in a World Cup game since FIFA started keeping track in 2002. The performance earned Howard the Man of the Match award. And despite the United States' loss, Americans won't soon forget the super natural play of 35-year-old Tim Howard in Tuesday's Round of 16 match.
During the game along there were over 1.8 million mentions of Tim Howard (@TimHowardGK) during the USA vs. Belgium game, with spikes for big saves.
I tried to follow Tim Howard on twitter but he blocked me— Nick Scala (@Scalacoaster) July 1, 2014
All jokes aside TIM HOWARD is a freakin' BEAST!— Julius Hodge (@Follow24Hodge) July 1, 2014
Check out things #TimHowardCouldSave — 50 cent's first pitch, Jay-Z from getting beat up by Solange in the elevator, the whole Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction and Ned Stark to name a few.