Tim Howard is kind of the man these days.
Not only does the 35-year-old goalkeeper have the clout to tell Jurgen Klinsmann's US national team "thanks, but no thanks" for the next year, but the New Jersey native also reached the 150-shutout milestone in his European career on Thursday, and his first book goes on sale Dec. 9.
And then there's the beard. The beard that somehow makes Andrea Pirlo and James Harden feel inferior at the same time.
He's also getting semi-regular airtime as a color commentator for NBC's Premier League coverage to go along with new endorsement deals. The latest spokesman gig on Howard's resume comes in the form of the above 90-second ad for Western Union in which the 104-times-capped USMNT 'keeper takes a seat upon his own Iron Throne to pitch contributors to Western Union's new #PassForSchool campaign.
And it's all for a good cause: With the help of UNICEF, Western Union's "Pass Fund" converts every pass in the UEFA Europa League into better education for underprivileged students around the world. On top of that, for every photo a kid playing soccer posted to Twitter using the #PassForSchool hashtag, Western Union will add one pass to the total.
Spoiler alert: There are a lot of passes made in a single Europa League game.