The Colorado Rapids’ goalkeeper and 2014 U.S. World Cup standout said on social media this season will be his last in Major League Soccer. “I’m greatly looking forward to kicking off the 2019 MLS season, as it will be my LAST. There will be plenty of time for sentiment later. For now, I am going to enjoy every minute. And as I’ve always done, compete hard and help lead the Rapids with the sole purpose of winning,” wrote Howard, 39, who has played for 21 seasons, including 13 in the English Premier League with Manchester United and Everton. He made 121 appearances with the national team, starting for the United States at the World Cup in South Africa in 2010 and again in Brazil in 2014, when he made a tournament-record 15 saves in a loss to Belgium in the round of 16 in Brazil. Howard holds U.S. men’s national team-records for most appearances and wins, with 62. He also had 42 shutouts.
The defending U.S. champion figure skater who helped the U.S. women’s team to bronze in the Pyeongchang Olympics is back to defend her title at this week’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit. The women’s short program is Thursday, with the free skate Friday. She is the favorite, but says she feels no pressure. “You know, honestly, that never really crossed my mind,” said Tennell, 20. “I don’t think of things like that. I think every time I go out on the ice, I want to do the best for myself, and as long as you do that, I’m happy.”
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