Follow the bouncing ball

Goalkeepers rarely score goals. But the way that Everton’s Tim Howard, the U.S. national team starter, did this Wednesday against Bolton Wanderers is something to marvel.

In addition to a whopper of a kick — not a goal kick, but on a short back pass, mind you — Howard also got the best-ever bounce in the history of English soccer, and maybe the world. On a cold, hard turf, it had just the right touch for him to beat his opposite number:

<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/video?vid=fac369d7-cda9-4662-a062-1b4b3af67df7" target="_new" title="" onclick="urchinTracker('/outgoing/msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/video?vid=fac369d7-cda9-4662-a062-1b4b3af67df7&amp;referer=');">GOTD: Howard scores amazing Goal</a>

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