Legendary US goalkeeper Tim Howard is set to return from retirement to play for USL Championship side Memphis 901 FC. He had retired just five months ago when he played for Colorado Rapids. The 41-year-old is a minority owner as well as the sporting director of Memphis 901 FC.
Tim Howard, in a statement, has claimed that his obsession for football has grown ever since he has brought an end to his career. The desire to play and win in USL Championship continues to drive him. He also said that his love for Memphis City played an important role in his decision to resume his footballing career.
Tim Howard has made a commitment to the city and the people of Memphis that he'll build a perennial playoff team. His aim is to lift the Eastern Conference trophy and subsequently win the USL Championship.
Tim Howard made a total of 121 appearances for the US Men’s National Team, spanning 15 years (2002-2017). He also holds the record of most saves (15) in a World Cup match. He did so against Belgium in 2014. Howard also enjoyed a good stint in the Premier League.
Tim Howard joined Premier League giants Manchester United from New York Red Bulls in 2003. He became the first-choice goalkeeper at Old Trafford in the first season itself. However, he lost his spot in the second season due to a string of unimpressive performances.
Tim Howard was then loaned out to Everton in 2006. His loan deal was made permanent in the next season. Howard made 329 appearances for Everton. It also included more than 100 clean sheets for the Merseyside club. In 2016, he returned to the USA to play for the Rapids. He decided to retire in October 2019 only to return five months later.