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Tim Howard named U.S. Soccer's top male player
Tim Howard named U.S. Soccer's top male player

Tim Howard, who turned in one of the greatest goalkeeping performances in World Cup history last summer, was named U.S. Soccer's Male Athlete of the Year on Thursday. Howard made a World Cup-record 15 saves to push Belgium to overtime in a second-round game in Brazil that the U.S. eventually lost, 2-1. But that wasn't the only record Howard broke in 2014. He also broke Kasey Keller's U.S. records for career wins and appearances by a keeper with 55 and 104, respectively. Howard, who previously won the honor in 2008, beat out World Cup teammates Jermaine Jones and Kyle Beckerman in balloting for the award. "It's an honor," Howard said in a release....

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