Principal Owner Peter B. Freund and team President Craig Unger of Memphis 901 FC announced on Wednesday that former USA, Everton and Manchester United shot-stopper Tim Howard has come out of retirement and signed a contract to play for Memphis in the 2020 USL Championship Season, pending league and federation approval.
Howard is part owner and sporting director of Memphis meaning he will now assume multiple roles 901 FC.
“Since my retirement in October, my obsession for football has grown. The desire to win continues to drive me. I love to play, and I love to compete, this gives me the opportunity to do both,” said Howard.
I’ve made a commitment to the City and people of Memphis to build a perennial playoff team. One whose goal continues to be lifting the Eastern Conference trophy and ultimately bringing the USL Cup to AutoZone Park,” added Howard.
Head Coach Tim Mulqueen said Howard’s focus will be on winning.
“When he’s in the locker room as a player, he will act as a player. There will be very clear lines that the players will recognise,” said Mulqueen.
Howard began his career in MLS with the New York MetroStars, before moving on to the Premier League and amassing 399 League appearances for Manchester United and Everton, “read the club statement.
“During this time, he collected 121 caps for the USMNT and appeared at three World Cups – most notably in 2014 against Belgium – where he notched a record 16 saves.”
By FARPost Reporter