Howard on cloud nine after big year

June 8, 2004
By Chris Cowles
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- After becoming the first American to win an English FA Cup, Manchester United goalkeeper Tim Howard is enjoying a little down time back home.

Howard has not been named in the squad to represent the United States in their World Cup qualifier against Grenada on Sunday but is unwinding after enjoying an exhilarating and emotional first year in the English premier league.

"I'm thankful that this year was somewhat of a success," said Howard who overcame a mid-season ...

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