By Grant Wahl
September 09, 2013
Tim Howard (left) in his first U.S.-Mexico appearance in 2003 in Houston.
David J. Phillip/AP

Another top keeper, England's Joe Hart, has been feeling some heat recently too after performances for Manchester City. Howard knows: Scrutiny is part of the job. Sometimes it's warranted. Sometimes it's knee-jerk nonsense. And after making 92 U.S. appearances over the years, Howard is well aware that he can change the conversation with another big-time game against Mexico on Tuesday.

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