Former English National Team forward Rodney Marsh, who scored one goal in nine international appearances and spent much of his club career with the Queens Park Rangers, had high praise for U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard this week on SiriusXM FC’s Over The Ball.

“Timmy Howard, for me, I’m a big fan of his anyway, I’ve always been a big fan of Timmy. For me, he is the quintessential goalkeeper,” Marsh told Kevin Flynn and Grayle Howlett. “He’s got all the assets, he’s strong, he’s brave, he’s great in the air, he’s great at shots, he uses the ball out of his hands and out of his feet.”

Marsh felt Howard’s play could help to educate future generations of goalkeepers.

“I would recommend all young coaches listening to the show, when you’re coaching your goalkeeper, show them a tape of Timmy Howard.”

Marsh also marveled over Howard’s unorthodox style, in which Howard racks up foot saves.

“Did you see the number of foot saves that he had in the Belgium game alone?,” Marsh asked. “He must’ve had four or five fantastic foot saves. I’m just wondering how today’s goalkeepers develop that; if they train that way, if they’re taught that way. Because that wasn’t the way when I played 25 years ago. Foot saves were nowhere near as prevalent as they are today.”

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