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Tim Howard named Everton Player of the Month for August

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Tim Howard won Everton Player of the Month for August after a strong opening month to the season that saw him keep two clean sheets in the club's first four Premier League matches.

The Toffees didn't play too well in August so the competition for the club's award wasn't especially tough, but Howard did play well. He really shined in Everton's match against Tottenham, making six saves to earn the Toffees a scoreless draw that they otherwise did not deserve in the slightest.

Howard's strong month comes in the wake of his return to the United States national team. He will not get the chance to compete for the starting job until after the October 10 Confederations Cup playoff against Mexico, with Jurgen Klinsmann opting for Brad Guzan and the familiarity he has with the team, but Howard will get his opportunity after that. And while Howard was strong in August, Guzan was pedestrian. It's only one month and it wasn't like Howard looked like one of the best in the world or Guzan looked terrible, but their club play will be worth watching as Klinsmann looks for one to grab the starting job in the coming months.