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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Tim Howard

By Alex Darcey

The USMNT played with a ton of heart and guts- proudly representing what our nation stands for. In the heart-breaking loss to Belgium, Tim Howard, the U.S. soccer savior broke a World Cup record by saving 16 goals with grace and style.  But, you probably already knew that, so here are eight things you didn’t know about Tim Howard a.k.a. “The Brick Wall.”

8. He is 35 years old and is from New Brunswick, N.J.

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Kevin C. Cox)

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Kevin C. Cox)

7. In 2008, he won U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year.

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Jed Jacobsohn)

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Jed Jacobsohn)

6. He played for Manchester United for five seasons.

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Nicolas Asfouri)

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Nicolas Asfouri)

5. He is a devout Christian.

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Christian Hofer)

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Christian Hofer)

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4. He has dual citizenship with the U.S. and Hungary.

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Patrik Stollarz)

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Patrik Stollarz)

3. He’s tatted up.

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Laurence Griffiths)

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Laurence Griffiths)

2. He was drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters. (He and Lionel Messi are the only soccer athletes to be drafted.)

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Timothy A. Clary)

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Timothy A. Clary)

1.  He scored a goal, from his own goal (4th Goalkeeper ever to score in a Premier League).