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The Daily Dirt: Was Tim Howard considering Atlanta United?

That's the hot rumor.

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It looks like American goalkeeper Tim Howard is closing in on a move from Everton to MLS's Colorado Rapids. Reports say the Rapids are going to pay Howard a huge contract, somewhere in the neighborhood of $2-3 million per year. But, what if the club hadn't made such a generous offer? What would Howard's future hold? Well, per Ives Galarcep at, the keeper was considering a move to Atlanta United in 2017.

Sources tell Goal USA that Howard had at least contemplated joining Atlanta United FC in 2017, when the expansion MLS team is set to begin playing. The move would have partnered him with close friend and Atlanta United sporting director Carlos Bocanegra, and would have also left him playing relatively close to where his children live, in Memphis.

Howard was going to wait until his three-year contract with Everton expired, then come home to MLS on a, presumably, much cheaper deal. Alas, Colorado had to go out and open up the checkbook.

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