Howard makes last stop for Everton win

Associated Press

Tim Howard made six saves in regulation and stopped three shots on penalty kicks to lead Everton over the Major League Soccer team, 4-3, on penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie in the MLS All-Star game on Wednesday night.

Howard, the U.S. national team goalkeeper, was voted the most valuable player after stopping Seattle Sounders midfielder Freddie Ljungberg on the final penalty kick.

The English Premier League club wrapped up its North American preseason tour by becoming the first international team to win the MLS All-Star game.

Jack Rodwell opened the sixth round of penalty kicks, after the teams were tied 3-3 through the regulation five rounds, with a goal. Ljungberg, needing to score to keep the game alive, tried to fake Howard with a soft chip shot to the middle, but Howard lunged in time for the winning stop.


Louis Saha scored the only regulation goal for Everton in the 12th minute. Brad Davis of the Houston Dynamo tied it for in the 26th minute. Landon Donovan of the Galaxy almost scored in the 68th minute.