Tim Howard has been identified as the reason behind the exit of Zac Macmath from Colorado Rapids as he was unsure of a starting place.

Macmath was jittery as soon as the deal of Tim Howard was announced as he knew the club couldn’t buy the player for such amount and keep him on the bench. The coach Pablo Mastroeni liked the players fighting for their shirt but he knew the quality of Howard.

MacMath was a bit shaky at the beginning of the season but he got comfortable with time and was good enough for about any team in the Major League Soccer. He had one of the best records in the league with his 0.69 goals average. The excitement regarding the deal of Howard continued but Macmath remained decent in goal for Rapids. The third choice goalkeeper Chris Froschauer was let go, instead of selling Macmath for decent transfer fee. John Berner and Macmath were left, but Berner was out as he was loaned out to USL affiliate, Charlotte Independence.

Macmath told Denver Post that there was a team who was ready to get him but the club denied. Though nothing has happened so far, Macmath insists he wants to leave as he would not get enough play time.

Goalkeeper coach Chris Sharpe insists that having two goal keepers like Macmath and Howard is a good thing for the club. he said:
“He’ll be wonderful for Zac as far as being a presence, a learning experience for Zac, seeing how Tim is day in and day out. And Zac will be wonderful for Tim because I believe – and you saw it last year with Clint – that you need two very good goal keepers to push each other day in and day out, and that’s what we have.”

Macmath doesn’t agree and says they are two different goalkeepers. There is a high possibility that he would leave the club when the season ends.