NBC Sports signs Tim Howard as soccer analyst

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Tim Howard. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Tim Howard, goalkeeper for the U.S. men's soccer team in the 2014 World Cup and Everton in the Barclays Premier League, will join NBC Sports as a game analyst, the network said today.

Howard was a breakout star during the July tournament, a status cemented by his play in the team's knockout round loss to Belgium. Despite the defeat, Howard managed a record-setting 16 saves, spawning a multitude of memes in the process.

Howard will cover up to 10 Premier League games this season, providing commentary from the booth or an on-site studio for the pre-game, halftime and post-game shows.

Last season, Howard served as a NBC Sports analyst on six game telecasts and one on-site studio session.

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Howard has been the top goalkeeper for the U.S. men's team since 2007, and he has been Everton's starting keeper since the 2006-2007 season.

As part of the multi-year deal, NBC will schedule his appearances around his matches with the club, and said that it would focus on placing him on marquee games.