NBC Sports signs Tim Howard as soccer analyst
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.
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.