Even though the United States Men’s National Team lost in the World Cup on July 1, an American legend was born. Goalkeeper Tim Howard stood on his head the entire game, saving a record 16 shots and almost paving the way to a U.S. upset — and celebrities from Austin Mahone to Justin Timberlake didn’t let Timmy’s astonishing effort go unnoticed.
Tim Howard for president! That’s what every star from Austin Mahone to Justin Timberlake was saying on July 1 as the Team USA goalkeeper made save after save to keep the U.S. in their World Cup against Belgium. And even though the USMNT faltered and fell 2-1, the bigger story became Tim’s amazing, record-setting heroics.
Tim Howard: Stars Praise Team USA Goalkeeper
Only soccer fans likely knew who Tim was before the Belgium game, but he was on the lips of pretty much every celebrity far and wide after making 16 saves and putting Team USA in a position to steal the game. Everyone definitely showed Tim the love he deserved:
@TimHowardGK is beast!!! Tough loss USA
— Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone) July 2, 2014
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) July 1, 2014
Gotta take my hat off to my boy Tim Howard!! What an outstanding game. Proud of him.
— Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) July 1, 2014
what an amazing performance from Tim Howard #BELvsUSA
— Enrique Iglesias (@enrique305) July 1, 2014
Going to bed in Italy blown away by Tim Howard. good run #TeamUSA
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) July 1, 2014
— Shannen Doherty (@DohertyShannen) July 1, 2014
— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) July 1, 2014
Tim Howard you were amazing!!!!! So proud of USA 👏👏👏 @ussoccer 😘
— Lily Aldridge (@LilyAldridge) July 1, 2014
If that was Tim Howard’s last World Cup game, what a way to go out ! He was phenomenal. Most saves by a WC keeper in 50 years.
— Ian Darke (@IanDarke) July 2, 2014
Tim’s performance really was one of the most amazing things we’ve seen in a long time. If only the rest of the USMNT had put one in the back of the net so that his history-making effort could have come in a victory. But either way, he made us proud to cheer for the USA.
What did you think of Tim’s performance, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
— Andrew Gruttadaro