Copa America

Tim Howard to start in goal for US in Copa 3rd-place game

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Tim Howard - remember him? - will be in goal for just the fourth time in five months when the United States plays Colombia on Saturday night for third place in the Copa America.

Howard started in his second straight World Cup two years ago and had 16 saves in the 2-1, extra-time loss to Belgium in the round of 16. He took a one-year sabbatical from the national team, then returned last fall and alternated with Brad Guzan. But Guzan, who started in last year's CONCACAF Gold Cup, also earned the job for this year's Copa America.

Guzan has started in nine straight games, but U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Friday that Howard will be in goal against Colombia "because he has been outstanding to help the team go all the way through in this tournament, helping Brad Guzan wherever he could, keeping the spirit very positive and pushing from behind."