Everton Football Club of the English Premier League has announced former goalkeeper Tim Howard as the club’s first ever international ambassador in the United States of America.
Howard, who spent 10 years at Goodison Park after arriving in 2006, made a club record 354 Premier League appearances for Everton before moving to his native US in 2016. He then spent three years with MLS outfit the Colorado Rapids before calling time on his 22 year long career at the weekend.
The former goalkeeper is set to make his first appearance in the role at an exclusive club hosted fan event in Austin, Texas on 26 October in which he has been announced as the star guest and is set to host a Q&A with fans in attendance.
As well as being the star guest at the event, Howard is also set to represent the club at NBC’s ‘Premier League Mornings Live’ earlier on the same day for the screening of the Premier League match between Everton and Brighton & Hove Albion.
Howard initially joined the Merseyside club on loan in 2006 before making his move permanent in 2007. Aside from Everton, he also featured for Manchester United and throughout his Premier League career amassed a total 132 clean sheets – making him joint seventh in the all time Premier League clean sheet charts
In his Everton ambassadorial position, the former FA Cup winner will focus on supporting commercial activities for the Club and its Official Club Partners whilst continuing to build the profile of Everton in the USA.
Howard, who started his career in the U.S, earned a record number 121 national caps for the US Men’s National Team, making him the most capped goalkeeper in USA history – the tally also sees him register as eighth in the all time US appearances list.