In this heartwarming and candid memoir, US national soccer team goalkeeper Tim Howard opens up for the first time about how a hyperactive kid from New Jersey with Tourette Syndrome defied the odds to become one of the world's premier goalkeepers.
After a successful seventeen-year professional soccer career, Howard became an overnight star during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. His heroic performance in the game for the United States against Belgium, in which he saved an astonishing fifteen shots—the most for any goalkeeper in a World Cup game—made him a household name as well as a trending internet meme. In the course of 120 minutes, Howard went from a player known mainly by soccer fans to an American icon, loved by millions for his dependability, daring, and humility.
In this uplifting memoir adapted for young readers and now in paperback, Howard shares his remarkable journey from a challenging childhood in which he was raised by a single mother who instilled in him a love of sports and a deep faith that helped him deal with the onset of Tourette Syndrome in fifth grade.
The book includes a glossary and a full-color insert.
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Tim Howard is the goalkeeper for Everton in the English Premier League and the U.S. men's national team. He previously played for the MetroStars in Major League Soccer and for the storied Manchester United. In July 2014, he broke the record for most saves (fifteen) in a World Cup game. He also works as a soccer broadcaster on NBC's weekly coverage of the EPL.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 In New Jersey, Anything is Possible 6
Chapter 2 Goals that Mattered 16
Chapter 3 Touches and Tics 22
Chapter 4 My Own Private Soccer Academy 32
Chapter 5 "It Will Take a Nation of Millions to Hold Me Back" 40
Chapter 6 Still Learning 51
Chapter 7 Growing Up 60
Chapter 8 "We've Got Our Eyes on You" 68
Chapter 3 Big Changes 77
Chapter 10 "You're Not in America Anymore, Son" 91
Chapter 11 The Longest Season 104
Chapter 12 Benched 112
Chapter 13 *24 124
Chapter 14 Like Coming Home 131
Chapter 15 Slaying the Orgagon 141
Chapter 16 America, Soccer Nation? 157
Chapter 17 2010: "Look At Me Now, Poppa" 164
Chapter 18 The Kind Of Father I Want To Be 187
Chapter 19 What Every Kid Needs 196
Chapter 20 Changing The Scoreboard 205
Chapter 21 Broken 212
Chapter 22 Changing Faces 218
Chapter 23 World Cup Training 226
Chapter 24 Team USA 232
Chapter 25 Making History 244
Chapter 26 Game of My Life 255
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An amazing tale of a kid who was the epitome of how it is to start in hard times so that one can achieve one 's (and a team's) goals, and become a world renowned footballer. Tim Howard is truly a Keeper's keeper with a voice of calm authority without complaint which simply tells it how it was for him. What a grand role model for any child-whether in sport or in life.
This is a great book for people who love football, it is an inside scoop of Tim Howard's life.