Now in his fifth professional season in Major League Soccer, Marlon Hairston has become a veteran voice in the Colorado Rapids locker room.
Hairston, who will be attending his first MNT camp, will report on January 10 to the National Training Center in Carson, California.
The debate has long raged as to which is the more decorated U.S. keeper, but a lead may now becoming more clear.
Howard had his 40th international clean sheet, second only to Kasey Keller's 47 for the USMNT.
The US handled business against Trinidad & Tobago courtesy of a clean sheet from Tim Howard, who had a friendly wager going with teammate Mekeil Williams.
"There's not much advice you can give if you're not prepared for it, because it sucks," Howard said about his advice to teammates on playing at altitude.
A pair of spectacular saves by Tim Howard kept the United States from a possible blowout against Venzuela in their World Cup qualifying tuneup.
Bruce Arena told MLSSoccer.com he will stick with Tim Howard as the starting goalkeeper for the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches.
Having qualified for seven straight World Cups, expectations are a mile high for the USMNT. The altitude of their next match will match those expectations.
The Panamanians were physical from the get-go, feeding off of their crowd's frenetic energy. They were called for 19 fouls (compared to the USMNT's seven).
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