U.S. Goalkeeper Becomes Social Media Star

The U.S. men's soccer team is gone from the World Cup — not even Tim Howard could save them. He swatted away a record 16 shots.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Well, the U.S. men's soccer team is gone from the World Cup. Not even Tim Howard could save them. The goalkeeper was a beast in a 2-1 defeat to Belgium. He swatted away a record 16 shots, and he quickly became a social media hero. There were Wikipedia edits. Someone appointed Howard the U.S. Secretary of Defense - also, a petition to rename Washington, D.C.'s airport after him. And on Twitter, several users joked that they tried to follow the goalkeeper but were blocked. It's MORNING EDITION.

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