US international goalkeeper Tim Howard has been reported to be coming soon to the MLS playing of the Colorado Rapids. Howard would be coming to the United States from the English Premier League, playing for Everton, if things work out correctly.
It was reported on Saturday that the Rapids have been after Howard since January. The Rapids had acquired the top spot in the MLS allocation. This spot gave the Colorado team a first shot at a list of US internationals who are interested in coming to Major League Soccer. This list also includes former MLS players who are also thinking of coming back to the US soccer league.
According to another report, Tim Howard would join the Colorado Rapids after he finishes the current English Premier League season with Everton. This means that Howard would start playing in the MLS in the summer. It is also reported that Howard will make $2 million annually through 2019, which would make him the highest paid goalkeeper in the league for this coming season.
Rapids’ general manager Tim Hinchey has a few things to resolve to make the deal complete. Once the deal is done, the Rapids will get their player that they have been after since the beginning of the year. One of the small details that was reported to be lingering in the deal was the fact that Everton asked for a fee after agreeing that Howard was going on a free transfer.
Howard originally started with the New York Metrostars, now the New York Red Bulls, back in 1998. In 2003, he signed with Manchester United and later ended up with Everton. Tim Howard has also been an iconic goalkeeper for the US Men’s National Team.