Former U.S. goalkeeper: ‘Tim Howard was a warrior’

BY Ariel Min  July 2, 2014 at 6:41 PM EST

Tonight on NewsHour, Brianna Scurry, former goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s national soccer team praised the record-breaking performance of American goalkeeper Tim Howard in yesterday’s game against Belgium.

“I’m sure every minute seemed like eternity. Tim had a fantastic game yesterday. You couldn’t have asked more from him. Being a goalkeeper myself, I understand what it feels like – can we get to the end of the game already?” Scurry said.

She stressed the importance of positioning of the goalkeeper in each play, continually praising Howard’s angle play and focus on the game.

Tuesday’s World Cup match ended in a loss for the U.S. Men’s team, however, goalkeeper Tim Howard made 16 saves, the most on record in a World Cup match.