The goalkeeper for the USA national soccer team, Tim Howard, told ABC News that he thinks his Tourette syndrome does not hurt him on the field, but gives him faster reflexes than his opponents.
"Having played overseas for the last 12 years and missing out on spending time with my family, making this commitment to my family is very important at this time," Howard said in a statement Thursday. "It's the right decision at the right time. Jurgen has always been up front with all the players in saying you have to earn your place, which is something I agree with. So I look forward to coming back next fall and competing for a spot."