Tim Howard has announced that he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the 2019 MLS season.
The Colorado Rapids goalkeeper made the announcement via his Twitter account.
I'm greatly looking forward to kicking off the 2019 MLS season, as it will be my LAST. There will be plenty of time for sentiment later. For now, I am going to enjoy every minute. And as I've always done, compete hard and help lead the Rapids with the sole purpose of winning. pic.twitter.com/QWuCcy7gW2— Tim Howard (@TimHowardGK) January 22, 2019
Howard, 39, will go down in U.S. soccer history as one of the country's all-time greats, a considerable feat given the regularity with which the country has produced top-class goalkeepers.
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