(CBS SF) – Veteran U.S. Goalie Tim Howard turned in one of the great performances in American soccer history Tuesday, preserving Men’s National Team’s hopes of advancing until well into extra time. The 16-save outing was the buzz of social media, and apparently even Wikipedia, where users gave him a promotion shortly after the game.
The page was quickly revised to the proper officeholder (It’s Chuck Hagel, folks) but Howard fans have started a petition to land him another, honor, the renaming of Washington’s Reagan National Airport in honor of the 35-year-old soccer star, who plays professionally for Everton in the English Premiere league.READ MORE: Dixie Fire Paramedics Staying At Redding Hotel Rescue Boy From Drowning At Hotel's Pool
The name change isn’t likely, but still a few thousand backers have signed a petition to show support.
Howard’s 16 saves in the 2-1 extra time loss to the Group H winners were the most by a World Cup goalkeeper in the past 50 years. Here’s a look at each one of them:MORE NEWS: Dixie Fire: Thick Smoke Layer Gives Beleaguered Firefighters A Break; Indian Falls Devastated As Dixie, Fly Fire Merge
It’s unclear if he’ll try to remain with the Men’s National Team until the next World Cup in 2018.