Tim Howard wins player of year award
SAN FRANCISCO - Goalkeeper Tim Howard has won the 2014 Player of the Year award for his work with the U.S. national team.
It is the first time Howard has won the prestigious honor given to a U.S. team member by Futbol de Primera. Howard received 101 first-place votes from a panel of journalists nationwide for a total of 363 points. He beat out Jermaine Jones, who had 160 points, and Clint Dempsey (147).
Howard, 35, made eight appearances for the national team, including some spectacular performances at the World Cup. He made 16 saves in the Americans' 2-1 loss in extra time to Belgium in the second round in Brazil.
Howard has stepped away from playing for the national team for this season. He is Everton's keeper in the English Premier League.