TIME World Cup

Tim Howard Does Not Want You to Hug Him

Tim Howard
Tim Howard of Everton instructs his team during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Everton at Selhurst Park on November 9, 2013 in London, England. Bryn Lennon—Getty Images

Lovable, but maybe not huggable

Tim Howard saved a record 16 goals in the U.S.-Belgium World Cup match this week, but don’t expect him to save your wounded ego after you try to give him a hug.

This fan went in for a hug with the All-American Wall and Howard did what he does best: blocked him out and turned him around. Here’s to the fan getting some love from Kyle Beckerman or Clint Dempsey.

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