07/18/2014 11:54 am ET Updated Jul 18, 2014

Tim Howard Is Ready For His Most Difficult Save: The Knicks


Tim Howard showed during the World Cup that he can save just about anything. The goalkeeper for the U.S. men's national soccer team recorded a historic 15 saves during an extra-time loss to Belgium in the Round of 16, sparking an amazing memes and briefly earning him the title of U.S. Secretary of Defense.

But can he save the New York Knicks?

In honor of "Throwback Thursday," the New Jersey native shared a picture of himself rocking a Knicks jersey and asked the team if it had any salary cap space left to sign him up?

Unfortunately for Knicks fans who think the team's defense could use some help, Howard is under contract with Everton in the Premier League and salary cap space isn't exactly something the Knicks have in abundance after Carmelo Anthony signed a massive -- but not max -- contract.