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Tim Howard rejoins NBC Sports as analyst to replace Kyle Martino

Former US Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard has rejoined NBC Sports as an analyst to replace Kyle Martino.

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 in Stamford, Connecticut.

“I’m excited to re-join NBC Sports, where I got my start in broadcasting,” Howard said. “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.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Tim back to our team,” said Pierre Moossa, coordinating producer of NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage. “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.”

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Howard made his broadcast debut with NBC Sports nearly seven years ago, joining Arlo White in the booth for a Chelsea-Manchester United match on Oct. 27, 2013. Over the next two seasons, he commentated on numerous Premier League matches and studio shows for NBC Sports.

Prior to rejoining NBC Sports, Howard was an analyst for TNT’s coverage of the UEFA Champions League. During an exclusive interview with Howard earlier this year, the former Everton goalkeeper said, “We love this game. We love talking about it and pontificating over it. And again, we love football. It’s silly to call it a job because we enjoy it.”

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Highlighting a more than two-decade playing career, Howard made 45 Premier League appearances with Manchester United (2003-06) before signing with Everton (2006-16), where he made a total of 414 appearances over 10 seasons with the club. Howard, the USMNT’s most-capped goalkeeper with 121 appearances, set a World Cup record with 16 saves in the United States’ 2-1 loss to Belgium in the 2014 World Cup Round of 16.

Howard also played nearly 200 Major League Soccer games with the MetroStars (1998-2003) and Colorado Rapids (2016-19). He is currently minority owner and sporting director for Memphis 901 in the USL Championship, where he also started four games in goal this past spring.

Howard replaces Martino, who announced his departure from NBC Sports on August 18.

 

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. alex

    September 2, 2020 at 11:45 am

    first the it’s Peacock scheme joke , then it’s Timi Tim Howard to replace Kyle- pretty boy- Martino, from one clueless commentator to another.
    Desperate times for NBC , their EPL contract expires soon.
    It’s all going downhill for NBC

    • eddie

      September 2, 2020 at 2:04 pm

      Who going to bid the premier league tv rights for the USA after 2022?

  2. Azer

    September 2, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Tim Howard is a great pick. He actually played in the Premier League as a goalkeeper. He can easily work for Sky Sports in my opinion. Kyle Martino never played in the Premier League or any professional football, anywhere in the world, not just the top leagues. How he ended up being an analyst for the PL is beyond belief. It’s the Peacock network, you can’t expect professionalism from them.

    • Barry

      September 2, 2020 at 11:25 am

      What are you going on about now? Martino played seven years in MLS and also earned about a half dozen caps with the USMNT. He obviously wasn’t a player at Tim Howard’s level but to suggest he never played in any professional league anywhere in the world is just ignorant.

    • Nalla

      September 21, 2020 at 7:11 pm

      You are an idiot

  3. Christopher Day

    September 2, 2020 at 12:30 am

    Good news. I always thought he did a good job when he was doing color while playing for Everton and for the studio work with TNT at the end of his playing career with the Colorado Rapids. With his full attention to his broadcasting work, I think he will continue to improve.

    I do have to ask, what happened to Kyle Martino? Is he moving to another network?

    • DT

      September 2, 2020 at 12:59 am

      Not sure but him and his ex-wife went through a separation and divorce in between the time his wife announced she was pregnant in September and she actually gave birth in March.

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