Tim Howard Sets World Cup Record Despite Suffering From Tourette’s Syndrome

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If you have not heard of Tim Howard, you probably have been living in solitary confinement for the past 24 hours. The goalie for the United Stated World Cup Team made a record-setting 16 saves in yesterday’s match against Belgium, smashing the previous record of 13. Despite Team USA’s eventual 2-1 defeat, Howard became an immediate sensation among sports fans and women everywhere, being dubbed The U.S. Secretary of Defense by one clever Wikipedia jokester. But what many people may not know, is that Howard suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome, a neurological condition that can cause involuntary muscle movement, which is exacerbated in high pressure situations. Despite his condition, for which he has been ridiculed by game-goers around the world, Howard was able to prove that determination can conquer all.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/07/02/how-tourettes-afflicted-tim-howard-went-from-international-ridicule-to-world-cup-history/

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