More than likely, any team that makes a run at the World Cup trophy will have a man between the posts that can bail them out of trouble at least once on the way. It's no different for the United States.
The U.S. will probably need their net-minder to come up big on a couple of occasions. Fortunately for this team, they have just the man for the job.
Tim Howard, the current starter in a long tradition of excellent keepers for the stars and stripes, should be a familiar face in most U.S. households come June.
Here's a few things you should know about the American stalwart who has had a stranglehold on the starting spot for Bob Bradley since first earning it in 2007.