Tim Howard: Part Brick Wall, Part Superhero, All-American Hero - USA vs Belgium - Round of 16 | 2014 World Cup
Tim Howard: Part Brick Wall, Part Superhero, All-American Hero
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Tim Howard saved a record-breaking 16 shots during Tuesday's World Cup match between Belgium and the United States. Howard's heroics gave the U.S. a glimmer of hope in an otherwise lopsided match

 

 

The United States ultimately fell 2-1 in overtime, but the story of Howard's valiant efforts will be told around campfires for years to come.

Afterward, American coach Jurgen Klinsmann described Howard's performance as "phenomenal."

"He had an absolutely amazing match, you can give him the biggest compliments in the world," Klinsmann said. "He kept us in the game over the 120 minutes."

Belgium has won all four of its World Cup matches in Brazil and advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 1986. Belgium plays Argentina.

 

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