Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the USA saves a shot by Divock Origi of Belgium as Omar Gonzalez of the USA looks on during the national anthems prior the FIFA World Cup 2014 round of 16 match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil on July 1, 2014.
Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the USA saves a shot during the FIFA World Cup 2014 round of 16 match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil on July 1, 2014.Ali Haider—EPA
Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the USA saves a shot by Divock Origi of Belgium as Omar Gonzalez of the USA looks on during the national anthems prior the FIFA World Cup 2014 round of 16 match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil on July 1, 2014.
Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the U.S. eyes the ball after a save from Belgium's Kevin Mirallas during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador, Brazil on July 1, 2014.
Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the U.S. blocks a shot by Belgium's Kevin Mirallas during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador, Brazil on July 1, 2014.
Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the USA (R) makes a save during a cooling break during the FIFA World Cup 2014 round of 16 match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil on July 1, 2014.
Tim Howard of the United States makes a save during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.
Tim Howard of the United States reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.
United States goalkeeper Tim Howard deflects a ball during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil on July 1, 2014.
United States' Omar Gonzalez (3) tries to defend as Belgium's Jan Vertonghen gets a shot on United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the U.S. saves a shot during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Belgium at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador, Brazil on July 1, 2014.
USA's goalkeeper Tim Howard reacts as Belgium's players celebrate their goal during the FIFA World Cup 2014 round of 16 match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil on July 1, 2014.
Tim Howard reacts as during the FIFA World Cup 2014 round of 16 match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil on July 1, 2014.
USA's goalkeeper Tim Howard reacts as Belgium's players celebrate their goal during the FIFA World Cup 2014 round of 16 match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil on July 1, 2014.
Tim Howard of the United States reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.
USA's goalkeeper Tim Howard reacts as Belgium's players celebrate their goal during the FIFA World Cup 2014 round of 16 match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil on July 1, 2014.
Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the USA saves a shot during the FIFA World Cup 2014 round of 16 match between Belgium and the U
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U.S. Goalie Tim Howard's Heroic Effort in the World Cup

Jul 01, 2014

Belgium may have won its match against the United States when the two countries locked horns in the World Cup Tuesday, but American goalie Tim Howard won our hearts.

The 35-year-old goalkeeper made a heroic 16 saves against Belgium, keeping the U.S. national team alive into extra time. On social media, U.S. fans called for everything from a Tim Howard presidency to the creation of a new award for Goalie Laureate of the United States.

After several heartbreaking chances, the U.S. team lost 2-1 to Belgium, eliminating the U.S. from the World Cup. Belgium will face off against Argentina in the next round of the tournament.

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