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Tim Howard to Colorado Rapids: Latest Transfer Details, Reaction and More

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistMarch 20, 2016

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 3: Tim Howard of Everton during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on January 3, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)
Dave Thompson/Getty Images

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard will join MLS team Colorado Rapids this summer after 10 years with the Toffees.

The club announced the news via their official Twitter feed on Sunday:

Everton @Everton

BREAKING: @TimHowardGK to join @ColoradoRapids at the end of the season. https://t.co/SwUxhAfCO9

Howard arrived at Goodison Park from Manchester United and has so far made over 400 appearances for Everton.  

Uninterrupted first broke the news on Twitter:

UNINTERRUPTED @uninterrupted

BREAKING NEWS: @TimHowardGK announces on UNINTERRUPTED he is headed home to America to join the MLS. https://t.co/BQvggePk0H

Howard spoke of his love for the Toffees, per Everton's official Twitter feed:

Everton @Everton

HOWARD: 'This is home'. The Blues keeper gives his thoughts on his 10 years at Everton: https://t.co/npUh390JZa https://t.co/aL7FVos7Zn

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright hailed his time with the club:

Everton @Everton

Chairman Bill Kenwright on @TimHowardGK: “Both on and off the pitch throughout his time at Goodison, he has always been the perfect 'Blue'.

Major League Soccer welcomed the American, who has made 105 appearances for the United States national team:

Major League Soccer @MLS

. @BarackObama is happy to #WelcomeTim back to MLS & the @ColoradoRapids. #Rapids96 https://t.co/KfjbPdrh4w

The Times' Henry Winter wished Howard luck, while Goal USA's Thomas Floyd noted the "buzz" his capture will bring to the Rapids:

Henry Winter @henrywinter

Good luck to @TimHowardGK at @ColoradoRapids #Rapids96. Been a great servant for @Everton.

Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10

It's good to see a guy like Howard bring some buzz to that Rapids franchise. Related note: Zac MacMath's least favorite month must be July.

Everton will now be left with the choice of replacing the 37-year-old in the transfer market or with backup stopper Joel Robles.

The Spaniard has enjoyed run-outs in cup competitions and recently in the Premier League this season. He looked fairly assured, so he may get the nod—particularly if he can continue to stake a claim in the side for the remainder of the campaign.

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