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Tim Howard's improbable saves in World Cup turn him into social media sensation overnight

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    Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne, front, celebrates scoring the opening goal past United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)The Associated Press

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    North Brunswick High School hosted a World Cup soccer match viewing party for the United States against Belgium to watch goalie Tim Howard who attended North Brunswick High School in North Brunswick, N.J., Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Mark R. Sullivan)The Associated Press

Tim Howard hasn't decided whether he will stick around for another World Cup cycle or retire from the U.S. national team.

The 35-year-old goalkeeper says he will talk it over with those close to him before determining whether he wants to play in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Howard left a lasting impression on Americans — and fans around the world — for his amazing, improbable saves in the 2-1 loss in extra time to Belgium that sends the U.S. home from the World Cup to a captivated country.

Howard is a big reason for the interest. He has become a Twitter sensation in less than a day, while raising one important question before he leaves Brazil: Will he be back?

Howard's 16 saves in defeat were the most in a World Cup game since FIFA started tracking the statistic in 2002.