Tim Howard Was Everywhere, but It Wasn’t Enough for the U.S.

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July 2 2014 12:28 PM

World Cup Dummy: The Tim Howard Is Everywhere Edition

Howler’s World Cup podcast on the United States’ loss to Belgium.

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Throughout the World Cup, Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen will have a special treat: a podcast extra from our soccer-obsessed friends at Howler Magazine.

On today’s episode of Dummy, David Goldblatt, Danny Karbassiyoon, and George Quraishi break down Team USA’s loss to Belgium in the Round of 16, focusing on the epic performance of goalkeeper Tim Howard. Later, they’re joined by Dr. Emilio Bruna, an ecology professor at the University of Florida, to discuss how the Brazilian government is failing to meet the promises it made about protecting the environment as part of its World Cup bid. And Alan Black, Howler’s resident curmudgeon, sends in a lament for fans whose countries didn’t make it to Brazil this year.

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Podcast production and edit by Matthew Nelson and Ryan Catanese.

You can email the Howler crew at hello@howlermagazine.com.

David Goldblatt was born in London; lives in Bristol, England; and teaches in Los Angeles. He is the author of The Ball is Round: A Global History of Soccer and Futebol Nation: The Story of Brazil through Soccer.

Danny Karbassiyoon is a former American soccer player who has suited up for Arsenal, Ipswich Town, and Burnley. He is currently an Arsenal scout and co-founder of SWOL.co.

George Quraishi is founder and editor of Howler, a magazine about soccer. During the World Cup he is editing soccer.fusion.net.