Goalkeeper Tim Howard has tried to take the responsibility for the club’s poor form this season by claiming that Everton manager Roberto Martinez is not responsible.
The American International goalkeeper will be leaving the club in the summer after agreeing a deal with Colorado Rapids of the MLS. This will see him return to the North American soccer after more than a decade in English football with the likes of Manchester United and Everton. He has signed a 3 ½ year contract with the MLS outfit that will see him join midway through the 2016 MLS campaign.
Thomas Vermaelen has been one of the biggest disappointments for Barcelona ever since the Belgian international came to the club in 2014.
He arrived for a reasonably high transfer fee of €15 million, but he has managed only 21 appearances in all competitions for the club in the last two years. More worryingly, the bulk of these appearances came in the current campaign with Vermaelen spending almost the entire 2014-15 season on the sidelines. He does not seem to be completely free from injuries, as he has once again spent the last few weeks on the sidelines.
Major League Soccer outfit New York Red Bulls center back Karl Ouimette was carried off the Saturday game after an attack from another player.
Ouimette was stretchered off the field in the game and USL took action as the reserve side Red Bulls II player was kicked from behind by Pittsburgh Riverhounds forward and Jamaican international Romeo Parkes.
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.
Tim Howard, 37, former Everton first choice goal keeper is set to leave the club after a long spell with The Toffees.
The talented goal keeper says he is excited at returning home after 13 years in England. The goal stopper agreed to a deal with MLS team, the Colorado Rapids.
Howards spent a complete decade at Everton, helping the team achieve success but has dropped down in the pecking order at the club. He lost the first team choice position to Joel Robles in recent weeks before agreeing to a three-and a-half-year deal at the MLS.
After having been in charge of Arsenal for over 19 years, Arsene Wenger has certainly marked his name in the history-books of the Premier League club.
The French manager does receive his hate from the supporters of the club and this is mainly due to the fact that they haven’t been able to win the Premier League title since the season of 2003-04.
Wenger also his hefty share of supporters who defend him despite not having a big amount of titles but nonetheless, after everything is said and done it’s not easy being in charge of a top Premier League club as the pressure and demands of everyone keeps on increasing as each season progresses.
This might just be the last season of Tim Howard as a player of Everton as the veteran goal-keeper has recently been dropped to the sidelines while his teammate Joel Robles has risen.
Joel Robles is a 25 year old shot-stopper who is starting to get more time in the pitch and he is being chosen ahead of Tim Howard. Howard picked up a knee injury and this is one of the main reasons of why Robles has been given the chance to prove his worth and so far, he has not disappointed as Joel Robles has managed to get 3 clean sheets.
Roberto Martinez refused to criticise Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard for the club’s poor defensive record this season.
Everton have been struggling to climb up the table due to a large number of goals being conceded. The club are only better than the likes of Norwich, Newcastle, and Sunderland when it comes to the number of goals conceded. This makes them susceptible to losses in a number of occasions. The club has managed just one win in the last five league games. This has forced Martinez to consider suggestions of replacing Howard until the goalkeeper recovers form.
Tim Howard has played more number of games at the international level than any other goalie in the history of American Football.
There are not too many goalkeepers who have been more consistent than him playing in the English top tier over the last 10 years or so, as reflected in a poll of bet365 mobile users.
But, right now, there’s no place for him in the starting XI of the American national team, and he is in the squad for the upcoming two games, but, as an understudy to Brad Guzan.
In June 2015, Tottenham announced that they were given the rights and permission to add a movable pitch to the new White Hart Lane stadium site proposal, which is expected to give the club the option of hosting events besides football, and is seen by many as a game-changer in the world of sports stadia.