"We need a very vocal Tim Howard and that's what he's doing. It's fun to watch. He's looking over their shoulders, giving them advice. Not only on the field, but also when they hang out in the
cafeteria. He's making sure they are confident. And also letting them know they can make mistakes because nobody's perfect."
-- U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann
goalkeeper Tim Howard
, heading to his third World Cup, is helping the central defense corps that will be going to its first.