4
Jul

Tim Howard shows epic defense again as he blocks a hug from a fan

Tim Howard has become something of a national hero after his unbelievable string of saves ensured the USA came out of the World Cup with their heads held high.
Memes, a petition to the White House and phone calls from Barack Obama - just some of the hullabaloo surrounding Howard’s heroics.
The Everton and US keeper returned to Los Angeles to an excited mob of fans at LAX. He seemed happy to pose for photos and sign autographs, but one male fan decided to go too far and dive in for the hug. Just as at the World Cup, Howard denied the man access.
(H/T: NESN)
25
Jun

Barcelona youth keeper saves six penalty kicks, then scores winner

Now that’s what we call a match-winning performance! Barcelona youth keeper Inaki Pena, all of 14 years old, saved an incredible SIX penalties in a shootout against Atletico Madrid’s young’uns, then stepped up and scored the winner to boot!

Must be something in the water at La Masia.

18
Jan

Making an early claim for 2013’s goalkeeper of the year, Atletico Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois ensured his side’s 2-0 Copa del Rey victory over Real Betis.

The 20-year-old Belgian, on loan from Chelsea, built on his impressive first half display five minutes after the break after stopping Betis’ shots inside his own penalty box, making three consecutive spectacular saves.

Courtois’ form will be a shot to the arm with the Stamford Bridge contingency, who are in a desperate search to find a suitable long-term replacement for club stalwart Petr Cech.