U.S. keeper Howard ex­tends Ever­ton deal through 2016

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports -

LIVER­POOL, ENG­LAND | U.S. goal­keeper Tim Howard has ex­tended his con­tract at Ever­ton, ty­ing him to the Premier League club un­til 2016.

Howard, 33, has played 256 games for Ever­ton since join­ing from Manch­ester United in 2006, ini­tially on loan be­fore sign­ing a per­ma­nent deal in Fe­bru­ary 2007.

Howard’s con­sis­tent per­for­mances for the north­west club have helped him keep the goal­keeper jer­sey for the U.S. na­tional team. He played last week in the his­toric 1-0 win in Italy. He has played 72 times for the U.S.

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