U.S. men's national team netminder Tim Howard again will be doing double-duty in the Barclays Premier League this season.
Howard, who was the United States best player in FIFA World Cup from Brazil and plays for BPL side Everton, has been hired by NBC Sports Group to be part of the programmer's upcoming coverage of the U.K.'s top soccer circuit this season. During the 2013-14 BPL campaign, Howard worked six matches as an analyst and appeared in NBC's studio for another contest.
Howard's assignments will be scheduled around Everton's matches. The game plan calls for him to work up to 10 Premier League matches this season, serving as game analyst in the booth or in the on-site studio for the pre-game, halftime and post-game shows.
“Tim had an impressive debut on our telecasts last season and we are excited to have him join our Premier League team on a more extensive basis,” said Pierre Moossa, coordinating producer of NBC Sports Group's Premier League coverage. “As an active Premier League player, he contributes unique perspective and insight to our broadcasts.”
Howard (pictured) served as the goalkeeper for Team USA during both the 2014 and 2010 World Cups and has been a Premier League member for 11 years, joining first with Manchester United before switching to Everton in 2006.
Following the most successful season ever from a Nielsen perspective, NBC Sports kicks off its second year of expansive Premier League coverage on Saturday, August 16.