Club Team: Everton (England)
6’ 3’’ | 210 lbs
One benefit that the U.S. National Team has is its players’ size. Many of the guys are at least six feet tall and pushing 170 lbs (compared to other national teams with shorter, lighter height and weight averages). New Jersey native goalkeeper Tim Howard, 33, is one of Team USA’s biggest players, and he's used his size to dominate the net as America’s starting goalie since 2007. He plays with a calm and collected demeanor, two key traits that ensure saves and sometimes shutouts. He’s so reliable in fact, that he played every minute of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He has started for Everton in England for years, racking up more than 200 appearances—experience that translates to the U.S. National Team, making him a valuable model for younger talent.
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