I don't know about you, but I'm really excited that Tim Howard is not only returning to the United States, but to the Colorado Rapids. Though he was signed back in March, Howard is officially eligible to play on July 4th against the Portland Timbers - WHICH IS LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY! Whether or not he will actually take the starting spot from Zac MacMath that day is a whole other story, but I digress.
The Colorado Rapids are obviously pretty psyched about his return, too, and created a video series called "Tim Howard: The Journey Home" that launched last week on June 9. The series is a behind-the-scenes look at how he ended up with the Rapids, including his perspective of the D.C. United match that took place the day his acquisition was announced.
Head Coach Pablo Mastroeni says, "our conversations have been about what he sees in this club here in Colorado, which is a bunch of guys that are willing to work hard for each other. And he said that a couple times, to me, and he says that's the kind of team I want to come play for. And so, I think, you know, the stage is set for a great return back home by getting into the playoffs and holding some trophies."
I think we can all get onboard with that.
Check out the Episode 1 of the series by clicking here