After shining both on the field and in the media this summer, US national team goalkeeper Tim Howard will return to the broadcasting booth for the upcoming English Premier League season.
NBC Sports announced on Tuesday that Howard, who made seven appearances as a guest commentator on games last season, has signed a multi-year contract to serve as an analyst for the network's EPL broadcasts.
The World Cup star will cover as many as 10 games for NBC – and will feature on what the network dubs “top-tier games” – as he remains focused on his full-time job as Everton FC's No. 1 shotstopper.
“Tim had an impressive debut on our telecasts last season and we are excited to have him join our Premier League team on a more extensive basis,” said Pierre Moossa, coordinating producer of NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage, in a statement. “As an active Premier League player, he contributes unique perspective and insight to our broadcasts.”
NBC takes care to note that Howard's broadcasting duties will be built around his Everton schedule, pointing out that his club enjoyed a 6-1 record in matches played just before his television appearances last season.
The New Jersey native and MLS product was the brightest standout in the USMNT's campaign in Brazil and experienced a massive rise in visibility as a result, particularly after his record-setting performance in the USA's extratime loss to Belgium in the Round of 16. His EPL coverage for NBC will include on-site analysis in the broadcasting booth as well as studio work.