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Tim Howard Makes Record Saves in World Cup

Tim Howard finished with 16 saves, the most in a World Cup game since FIFA started keeping track in 2002.

. Goalkeeper Tim Howard saves a shot by Divock Origi of Belgium during the FIFA World Cup 2014 round of 16 match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, on Tuesday. Ali Haider / EPA

. "I'm just trying to do all the things that have gotten me here and gotten us here," Howard said. "That's what I signed up to do — stick my face in front of balls. It's nothing startling." Themba Hadebe / AP

. Howard leaps to make a save.

He was the first goalkeeper to be America's No. 1 in consecutive World Cups since Tony Meola in 1990 and '94. Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

. Howard deflects a shot by Belgium's Jan Vertonghen.

Playing the finest game of his career, Howard stopped a dozen shots to keep the Americans even through regulation and force an additional 30 minutes. Themba Hadebe / AP

. Howard saves the ball from Belgium's Kevin Mirallas. Sergio Moraes / Reuters

. Howard saves a shot by Belgium's Eden Hazard. Ali Haider / EPA

. Howard saves a shot during the match against Belgium. Felipe Dana / AP

. Howard blocks a shot from Belgium's Vincent Kompany. Yves Herman / Reuters

. Howard makes a save.

Tuesday's game was the fourth for the U.S. in Brazil as it tried to move deeper into the tournament. Ali Haider / EPA

. Howard finished with 16 saves, the most in a World Cup game since FIFA started keeping track in 2002. Felipe Dana / AP

. Howard of the USA makes a save.

"Thirty-one teams get their heart broken," goalkeeper Tim Howard said. "It has to end sometime. It ended a little bit early for us." Ali Haider / EPA

. Belgium's Daniel Van Buyten takes a shot on Howard. Natacha Pisarenko / AP

. Howard makes a save attempted by Belgium's Romelu Lukaku. Themba Hadebe / AP

. Howard reacts as Belgium's players celebrate their first goal.

Despite the U.S. defeat, he was selected the Man of the Match and was given an award. Guillaume Horcajuelo / EPA