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Tim Howard signs book deal, “The Goalkeeper” slated for December release

Aug 25, 2014, 10:20 AM EST

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After his stellar showing at the World Cup for the USA this summer, Tim Howard‘s fame has soared across the States and worldwide.

Now, everyone will get the chance to read exactly how Howard go to the top as the Everton and U.S. goalkeeper has signed a book deal.

Howard, 35, announced last week that he will be stepping away from the U.S. national team duty until Sept. 2015 to spend more time with his family. He will also be working on his memoirs as Howard has teamed up with HarperCollins Publishers to tell his story in soccer so far.

[RELATED: Howard to take break from U.S. duty]

The book,simply  titled “The Goalkeeper,” will be available in both adult and young adult editions and according to the publishers’ website it will be launched on December 9. Howard shone to prominence during the USA’s World Cup last 16 defeat to Belguim where he saved a record 15 shots and kept his side in the match.

From his days growing up in New Jersey, to playing MLS, signing for Manchester United, Everton and then starring for the USA at the 2014 World Cup, Howard hopes to tell the story of the highs and lows of his career, while also explaining how Tourettes syndrome has impacted his life.

Coming out just before the holiday period, Howard’s book is sure to be a best-seller and will be essential reading for fans of the U.S. national team, Everton and just soccer junkies in general.

Coupled with his on-air duties for NBC Sports, playing for Everton and signing this book deal, Howard will be a busy man this fall as his star continues to shine bright across the global soccer community.

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