Monday, June 14, 2010

Tim Howard

In my humble opinion, the best player on the US National Soccer Team isn't Landon Donovan or Clint Dempsey, or even Jozy Altidore. It's Tim Howard. With a lesser goalkeeper the US probably loses that match to England 4-1.

This then, is excellent news.


Chris said...

My English friends are rightful pissed at their Goal keeper Green but they forget he saved the game by forcing Altidores shot off the post in the 2nd half.

Howard was a wall I believe the US could ride him deep into this tourney.

Amazing how far US football has come in the last 25 years

E.S.K. said...

I tried watching two games but didn't make it. Damn stadium full of bees was way too annoying, and there was some really good college baseball super regional action this weekend.

I'll be happy when the world cup is over so that people can stop pretending to give a damn.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I'm sure you actually give a damn about college baseball. Of course you do. The world cup watchers are all fakers.

E.S.K. said...

I love all levels of baseball, and the College World Series is amazing. That Texas-TCU series was fantastic.

I was referring more to the "media" in terms of pretending to care, anyway. The level of coverage is absurd compared to the amount of national interest because soccer is like China. Big Media sees potential massive revenue if they can just figure out how to crack it.

PaulNoonan said...

The US-England match outdrew the Stanley Cup Finals (6.1 to 4.7).

I'd rather watch soccer than basketball.

E.S.K. said...

And the Stanley Cup finals were appropriately covered accordingly. Hell, some of the games were on Vs!

(And you know I love me some hockey).

PaulNoonan said...

I haven't really noticed. I don't watch ESPN except if there is an actual sporting event on, and my TV news viewing is pretty low too. It's been covered in newspapers, but I don't think it has been rabidly so. It's hard to be rabid in a newspaper.