Tim Howard: Why Talented Keeper Should Consider Playing in MLS

Tim Howard should return stateside and sign with an MLS club.

It not only is best for American soccer, but more importantly, it is what is best for him.

Let's begin with its impact on American soccer.

Howard is one of the most recognizable faces for the national team, and one of its most beloved players. Yet, the majority of fans stateside only get to see his mug in those few choice games. They do not actively hunt down Everton games just to watch Howard play.

It would be a feather in the cap of the MLS to nab not only one of soccer's best keepers, but also one of the most popular American soccer stars.

As the MLS continues to grow its fan base, it is important to grab every star available. The David Beckham and Thierry Henry signings illustrate this point well. In spite of these guys being past their prime, it was important that the MLS brought them over.

It bolsters the image of the league. That, in turn, excites...

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