By Alex Darcey
The USMNT played with a ton of heart and guts- proudly representing what our nation stands for. In the heart-breaking loss to Belgium, Tim Howard, the U.S. soccer savior broke a World Cup record by saving 16 goals with grace and style. But, you probably already knew that, so here are eight things you didn’t know about Tim Howard a.k.a. “The Brick Wall.”
8. He is 35 years old and is from New Brunswick, N.J.
7. In 2008, he won U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year.
6. He played for Manchester United for five seasons.
5. He is a devout Christian.
4. He has dual citizenship with the U.S. and Hungary.
3. He’s tatted up.
2. He was drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters. (He and Lionel Messi are the only soccer athletes to be drafted.)
1. He scored a goal, from his own goal (4th Goalkeeper ever to score in a Premier League).