Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey face tough decision as U.S. Soccer looks to future
SAO PAULO – Tim Howard heads a list of several key members of the United States' World Cup
squad that will now face the tough decision of whether to retire from the national team in outdoor & camping zone
the wake of Tuesday's round of 16 defeat to Belgium.
Goalkeeper Howard, captain Clint Dempsey and four-time World Cup representative DaMarcus
Beasley are the biggest names among the possible departures, as it is unlikely any would
figure in the next tournament, to be held in Russia in 2018.
Howard, man of the match in Salvador on Tuesday, will likely move on, Fashion bbq bag with understudy Brad
Guzan having patiently waited in the wings during the 2010 and now the 2014 World Cups.
That decision will come before too long, but he was non-committal when quizzed on Wednesday
"I want to be at the bar, throwing beer around and jumping around when Jozy [Altidore]
scores goals," Howard told ESPN's Mike and Mike. "That looks fun to me. I don't know. I
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The time and energy involved in traveling back regularly from Europe, where he plays in the
English Premier League for Everton, are parts of national team duty Howard would not miss,
especially with a young family. However, any decision is yet to be formalized.
"I'm not sure Timmy is ready to look to Russia," U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said.
"Guys like DaMarcus have been extraordinary servants for us. He is at the top of that list
because he has been at four World Cups for us."
The end of any World Cup campaign inevitably sees a series of goodbyes to longtime
favorites, and that process will work itself through for Jurgen Klinsmann's team in the
coming weeks and months.