Tim Howard has become an icon for the USMNT, but he's just as well known for his time in goal at Everton Football Club. It's been a decade since Howard took over between the sticks for the Toffees, but his time with the club may be winding down. Manager Roberto Martinez tells the Guardian his goalkeeper could leave this summer.
"It is impossible to say that," said Martínez when asked if Howard would be at Everton next season. "We need to take it game by game and week by week. I want Tim to feel stronger in every game. Watching him in training I don't see a sign of weakness or him being worn down or tired. It is the opposite. He is up for the challenge, up for helping the team and keeping up standards. I'm sure every experience will affect what you want to do in the summer."
If Howard feels like making a move stateside in the next couple of years, perhaps he'd enjoy playing for a debut MLS club in 2017.
USA will host four nation tournament in March [SSFC]
The USWNT will compete against England, France, and Germany in the SheBelieves Cup. Games will run from March 3 to March 9 in Tampa, Nashville, and Boca Raton.
Stuart Holden training with USMNT [SBI]
It's hard to read that headline without putting up walls to avoid being hurt once again. Holden is still on his long — seemingly endless — road to recovery from multiple knee injuries. Hopefully he can find his way back onto the field.
Cristiano Ronaldo statue vandalized with Lionel Messi's name, number [SI]
One person's vandalization is another's tasteful improvement.
'Messi 10' daubed on Cristiano Ronaldo statue in his native Madeira https://t.co/qrF6NPjigj pic.twitter.com/Ol4mTURlYz— AS English (@English_AS) January 12, 2016
Newcastle United 3-3 Manchester United: Wasteful United blow two leads [The Busby Babe]
Hey, Manchester United actually scored some goals! And Wayne Rooney scored twice! Too bad the rare offensive showcase coincided with a defensive collapse. Newcastle fans are calling the result "concurrently encouraging, disappointing and yes lucky."
What's happening in The A?
Coming off an impressive home win over the Chicago Bulls, the Hawks travel to face the Charlotte Hornets Wednesday night. Charlotte has lost seven in a row, giving up 107 points per game during that stretch.
No surprise here: The Braves are still listening to trade offers, including overtures for star pitcher Julio Teheran. Atlanta is looking for a power bat so Freddie Freeman isn't the only member of the lineup tasked with driving in runs.