Who knew he had all those tats underneath that jersey?!?
U.S. goal keeper Tim Howard is showing off all of his ink on the cover of AdWeek and the sexiness is almost too much for us to handle!
The 35-year-old discusses his newfound fame in America, despite being well known across the pond for over 10 years!
"It’s not overwhelming for me in the sense that I play in England. In England, soccer is just mega—it’s huge. I’ve been there for 11 years. I’ve seen firsthand how people react. Obviously, in America, the nonsoccer fans have really taken notice of the sport with the World Cup. That’s been cool to see as an American who is trying to help grow the sport.”
But now that he’s become a household name, Tim is planning on cashing in on his superstar status! He’s seeking sponsorships here in the States! But it can’t be with just any company though. Tim described who he would get in bed with (in business!), saying:
"It’s important that I’m a role model, and that the companies that I associate myself with feel the same way about their own images. Those are companies I’d like to be associated with. I try not to and I don’t think I ever have just jumped at any opportunity because a company wanted me. Just because there was money on the table doesn’t mean that I took it.”
Tim’s a hot commodity right now but he knows that these kinds of endorsements don’t always last a long time. Will his star still be burning bright come 2018 though?
The keeper can’t say whether or not he’ll still be in goal for the U.S. come the next World Cup, but he’s hanging onto hope!
"A lot of things could happen in that time frame. I don’t know the exact answer. I wouldn’t be disappointed if I was part of that run, but there’s a lot of factors that go into that decision.”
Well, we’re rooting for four more years of the Secretary of Defense!!!
[Image via AdWeek.]
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