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Man United flop & World Cup star returning home to join MLS guppies

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Tim Howard was mostly a disappointment at Old Trafford when he was signed in the 2003-04 season. Now in his mid-30s and nearing retirement age, Howard is going back to the league that gave him his first big break back in the 1990s.

According to NBC Sports, Howard is signing with Major League Soccer side Colorado Rapids as a Designated Player and will join the club in May at the end of the Premier League season.

Howard has played 352 games for Everton since signing with the club in 2006 following a poor three-year stretch with the Red Devils. He was benched earlier this season for Joel Robles.

Prior to joining Man United, Howard played six seasons in MLS with the New York MetroStars (now New York Red Bulls) earning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year honors in 2001.

Last season Colorado scored the fewest goals in the league and finished 19th on the overall table.

Howard has been capped 106 times for the USMNT, the most for any goalkeeper and tied for 11th overall in team history. He was the starting goalkeeper for the USMNT in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, holding firm in a vital 2-2 draw by saving a penalty from Eder versus Portugal that sent them to the Round of 16 in the tournament.

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