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“I’d take a moment and pause and allow myself to realize that I can do and accomplish anything I wanted to, with TS, because or in spite of it.”

Tim Howard has Tourette’s syndrome and OCD.

Tim Howard is an American soccer player who captains the MLS club Colorado Rapids and plays for the United States national team as a goalkeeper. He established himself as first-choice keeper of the United States’ international tournament games beginning with the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, in which the U.S. ended as runner-up against Brazil. Howard participated at both the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. Howard’s book, The Keeper, published in 2014, describes his career and his life with Tourette syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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