Tim Howard will serve as a studio analyst for NBC Sports.
STAMFORD, Conn. – Former English Premier League and U.S. men’s national team goalkeeper Tim Howard is joining NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage, it was announced Tuesday.
Howard, who played in the Premier League from 2003-16 with Manchester United and Everton, will serve as a studio analyst at NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center here.
“I’m excited to re-join NBC Sports, where I got my start in broadcasting,” Howard said in a statement. “After playing for 13 years in the Premier League, and watching regularly since, I can’t wait to get into the studio to provide analysis on the League with Rebecca and the Robbies.”
Howard is a minority part owner of Memphis 901 FC of the USL Championship. Though he has retired from Major League Soccer action, he is still listed as a goalkeeper on the team roster for this season and started four games in goal this past spring.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Tim back to our team,” Pierre Moossa, coordinating producer of NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage, said in a statement. “As a full-time member of our broadcasts, Tim will provide our audience with a unique perspective as a goalkeeper who has played at the highest level in both the Premier League and in multiple World Cups.”
Howard made his broadcast debut with NBC Sports nearly seven years ago, joining Arlo White in the booth for a Chelsea-Manchester United match Oct. 27, 2013. Over the next two seasons, he commentated on numerous Premier League matches and studio shows for NBC Sports.
Highlighting a more than two-decade playing career, Howard made 45 Premier League appearances with ManU (2003-06) before signing with Everton (2006-16), where 414 appearances over 10 seasons. Howard, the USMNT’s most-capped goalkeeper (121 appearances), set a World Cup record with 16 saves in the U.S.’s 2-1 loss to Belgium in the 2014 World Cup Round of 16.
Howard also played almost 200 MLS games with the MetroStars (1998-2003) and Colorado Rapids (2016-19).