Tim Howard is certain that the MLS is getting better quality-wise
The MLS is generally considered to be a league where senior players go to and spend the last few years of their career.
This is what has occurred with high-profile performers such as: Ricardo Kaka, Thierry Henry and Alessandro del Piero just to name a few of the more renown players that have opted to switch to the American League after having reached the age of 30+.
Tim Howard has been performing for Everton since 2007 and ever since joining the English club, he has played a huge role for the club as he nailed the goal-keeping position and in every single season, Howard was the undisputed shot-stopper of Everton but things have recently been changing as he has dropped down in the pecking order of the team.
Joel Robles has turned into the main goal-keeper of Everton and it has forced Tim Howard on having to settle with a place on the sidelines.
After having spent over 7 years with Everton, Tim Howard decided to finish his contract with the Premier League club as the veteran goal-keeper signed a 3 year long deal with the MLS club Colorado Rapids. Howard will be joining Colorado Rapids when the summer transfer window re-opens on July 4 of the ongoing year.
When Tim Howard was asked about the MLS and his thoughts in relation to people calling it a retirement league, he replied by saying: “I think the quality of play has gotten better. The fan -base has grown and is more knowledgeable. Some of the players that have gone back over, this isn’t a retirement league.’’
Howard has a contract with Everton which extends until 2018 but it’s believed that Colorado Rapids managed to make a deal with the veteran player and secure his services for a transfer fee in the region of $600,000.