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How to go from goalkeeper to goatkeeper

Updated: June 16, 2010, 1:14 PM ET
By Chris Jones | Special to ESPN.com

JOHANNESBURG -- The loneliest man on earth must be wondering why suddenly he has so much company.

On Saturday, when English keeper Robert Green fumbled a routine Clint Dempsey shot to give the Americans a 1-1 tie in their opening group match, not one of his teammates offered a consoling word. He had to look to the man in the opposite box, Tim Howard, for his only sympathy.

"It's very, very cruel," Howard said of his chosen profession. "You have to be strong and have broad ...

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