America Celebrates its July 4th and Tim Howard is crowned a National Hero
Jul 4, 2014, 10:41 AM ET
By ABC NEWS
Happy Independence Day!
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It’s time for fireworks, backyard barbecues and plenty of red, white and blue as America celebrates its independence day.
Even though Hurricane Arthur threatened to ruin the holiday for east coaster revelers, the storm seemed to spare much of the coast after making brief landfall in North Carolina. But if you’re stuck inside, you can always tune in to the World Cup games today with matches scheduled between France and Germany and Colombia taking on powerhouse Brazil.
Hope you’re having a safe (and dry) holiday!
Tim Howard: America's Soccer Hero
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All hail America's new soccer hero, Tim Howard.
The United States lost to Belgium Tuesday, despite a stellar showing from Howard.
The Belgians peppered the U.S. goal with shots throughout the match. The scoreline could have been worse had Howard not been the team's savior in the net -- recording a spectacular 16 saves, the most-ever for a U.S. goalie at the World Cup.
"I do let them watch movies, I just don’t let them watch TV," she said. "With movies I feel like there’s a beginning, a middle and an end. It’s linear. There’s a clear story. I think that it’s different than just putting a kid in front of the television, because it’s just nonstop. They’re just being bombarded with all of this sort of live media and it’s very overwhelming and it’s too stimulating I think for anyone."