Take it from Tim Howard, legendary goalkeeper and World Cup record holder. While no career path is the same, taking charge of your future doesn’t happen by accident. As Tim wraps up the final season of his career, we'll explore what it takes to retire on your terms: discipline, smart planning, and a game-changing attitude.
Born in North Brunswick, New Jersey in 1979, Tim Howard gravitated to soccer from a young age. Tim was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and OCD as a child and admittedly struggled in school. But his unique condition provided him with a laser-like focus on the ball and he soon began to climb through the ranks.
Tim has since racked up over 21 years in professional soccer, playing both stateside and abroad. In the summer of 2014, he became a worldwide sensation after making a record-breaking 15 saves in a game during the World Cup. Tim is currently playing his final season with the Colorado Rapids. He remains heavily involved in family life and his community, running a foundation to help teens with Tourette Syndrome develop self-leadership, advocacy skills, and resilience.