Tim Howard the best MLS goalkeeper?

Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by sj_quakes_fan, Aug 21, 2002.

  1. sj_quakes_fan

    sj_quakes_fan Member

    May 18, 2001
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Quakesfreak

    Quakesfreak New Member

    Jul 13, 2001
    CA
    done!


    "you'll NEVER beat joe cannon!!!!"
     
  3. Richter Boy

    Richter Boy New Member

    Mar 1, 2000
    Soulard, STL
    Tim Howard is better than Cannon.
     
  4. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Denver
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Tony Meola is the best MLS keeper ever.
     
  5. Naco

    Naco Member

    Aug 5, 2001
    Tom Liner.

    Sean
     
  6. IBleedTeal

    IBleedTeal Member+

    Jun 2, 2001
    Yves Fiat
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Juergen Sommer..
     
  7. Alexi

    Alexi Member

    Feb 26, 1999
    San Francisco
    Andrew Shue.
    He never played in goal, but if he did, he would become the best goalkeeper not only in MLS, but in the world ! :D
     
  8. ruudboy

    ruudboy New Member

    Jul 6, 2000
    Sunnyvale
    Howard than Cannon
     
  9. sj_quakes_fan

    sj_quakes_fan Member

    May 18, 2001
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What is wrong with you people??????!!!

    You call yourselves Quake fans?!!!!!

    Joe has the best GAA in the league!!!!

    Dang it!!

    Vote for Joe!!!


    :D
     
  10. living_ded_boy

    living_ded_boy New Member

    May 24, 2001
    Pleasanton, Ca
    Robert Warzcyha :D
     
  11. IBleedTeal

    IBleedTeal Member+

    Jun 2, 2001
    Yves Fiat
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    [​IMG]You'll never beat JON CONWAY [​IMG]
     
  12. Alexi

    Alexi Member

    Feb 26, 1999
    San Francisco
    Or any other keeper who sits on the bench, for that matter
     
  13. iansfavouritecopilot

    Jun 21, 2002
    Hartlepool, UK
    Sorry, Joe is great but Id give it to Howard.

    I dunno who it was against, or when it was for that matter, but I saw him make this one save with his foot (might have been against Tampa......?)
    A clip of it was shown whilst a stupid Metros fan ranted on about him, on a commercial for the team.

    Blinding save, awesome 'keeper.

    Joe is better than Thornton I reckon, more reliable. Zach seems to let the soft ones past him. He'd definatly be my bet if they all had a fight though. Thornton vs. Meola would be a brawl to the death.

    He's a big guy
     
  14. DouginSJ

    DouginSJ New Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    San Jose, CA USA
    Why are people so enamoured with Blinky the Wonder Keeper? Tim Howard's ok, but stats don't lie -- Cannon is #1.
     
  15. living_ded_boy

    living_ded_boy New Member

    May 24, 2001
    Pleasanton, Ca

    Cannon has the better D and is better at stopping the 1v1 breaks, cutting of angles and giving the shooter little to look at.......Howard is more acrobatic and a bit quicker afoot. If you combine these two, you'd have, possibly, the best keeper in the world.
     
  16. morenolsen

    morenolsen New Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    In a sport like soccer the numbers very often lie.
     
  17. Gandalf21

    Gandalf21 Member

    May 22, 2001
    Livermore, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think l d b sums it up very well. Howard IS more acrobatic, so gets more airtime on the highlight reels. But maybe he has to be because he finds himself out of position more often. Cannon is better in fundamentals, positioning, stopping attacks before they start, all of which is never going to be highlight reel stuff.

    Funny, seem to recall early in the season people were worried that Joe wasn't as focused as he should be (I have to admit, after going to a couple of those early games, I was one of them.) Well, he looks pretty focused now.

    What was up with that chest trap he did in the second half? A little grandstanding? He seemed embarrassed by it after the game. Don't do anything to wake the other team up, leave 'em lie.
     
  18. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    I'd be happy to have either on my team!
     
  19. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    Maryland
    The kick save someone mentioned earlier was against Miami last season. As to the issue of better keeper, Cannon puts up great stats, no doubt, but he also has a much more organized defense and midfield in front of him. Thanks to injuries and lousy coaching, Howard's defense and midfield is all over the place, making him, yet again, face more shots than any other keeper in the league. It's not that his positioning is off that lets him make acrobatic saves, it's that his defenders often leave him out to dry. That said, while I think Howard is the best keeper in MLS, Cannon and company are not far behind. With the exception of NE, pretty much all the teams have a great keeper starting, and some have pretty good keepers on the bench as well. Goalkeeping is one of the truly great positions in the league.


    JMac
     
  20. IBleedTeal

    IBleedTeal Member+

    Jun 2, 2001
    Yves Fiat
    Club:
    Juventus FC
  21. Albany58

    Albany58 Member+

    Sep 14, 1999
    Concord, CA USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Now we know what IBT looks like.
     
  22. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    Maryland


    And that he doesn't grasp the concept of what a troll is. People can post opinions on other teams boards without it being "trolling."


    JMac
     
  23. soccer16-21

    soccer16-21 New Member

    Jul 29, 2002
    seekonk, MA
    Tim Howard is the best goalkeeper in MLS!
     
  24. iluvmathis

    iluvmathis New Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    I HAVE TO AGREE TIM HOWARD IS THE BEST GOALKEEPER IN MLS!!!
     
  25. Naco

    Naco Member

    Aug 5, 2001
    OH REALLY I HAVE TO DISAGREE

    Sean
     

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