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Tim Howard
Height: 6-2.
Weight: 200.
Born: March 6, 1979.
Hometown: North Brunswick, N.J.
College/Club: MetroStars (MLS).

Profile: An intelligent goalkeeper who has the ability to make the "big" save when needed most ... Made his Under-20 National Team debut on April 4, 1998 in a 1-1 draw versus Iceland ... Allowed just 8 goals in 10 international matches in posting a 0.84 GAA and earning 4 shutouts in 1998 ... Held both Canada and Trinidad & Tobago to one goal each as the USA cruised to victory in CONCACAF qualifying ... Signed a Project-40 contract with U.S. Soccer and Major League Soccer and was allocated to the New York/New Jersey MetroStars on February 2, 1998 ... Played the 1997 professional outdoor season with the North Jersey Imperials (USISL) and was the team's regular starter ... Member of the U.S. Under-17 National Team that competed in the 1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Ecuador ... Favorite player is Zinedine Zidane ... Enjoys comedy movies ... Says Howard, "Playing for the United States is a tremendous honor and privilege because very few are fortunate enough to have the opportunity."