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Jul 29, 2014

Tim Howard signs broadcaster deal

U.S. World Cup hero Tim Howard will continue to serve as TV analyst when Everton does not play.

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Tim Howard will keep doubling as a Premier League goalkeeper and TV announcer.

The U.S. star will work up to 10 games for NBC Sports Group during the upcoming season on days his club, Everton, isn't playing. He will either serve as a game commentator in the booth or as an on-site studio analyst for high-profile matches.

Howard did seven games for NBCSN last season, and the network announced on Tuesday that it signed him to a multiyear deal.

Howard said he found last season that fitting his broadcasting preparations into his training schedule worked smoothly.

"I spend a lot of time in my home in Manchester, feet up on the couch or in bed, just resting because that's my job," he said. "So, it was actually welcomed, all of the information and statistics and game prep kind of filled up the time that I would normally be watching DVDs or something."

At age 35, Howard is still one of the top keepers in the Premier League, and he showed why at the World Cup.

His 16 saves in the Americans' 2-1 loss in extra time to Belgium in the second round made him a social media sensation back home.

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