USA goalie Tim Howard is a popular man in America after making 16 saves in America’s 2-1 loss to Belgium Tuesday. He’s so popular that there’s a petition to rename Ronald Reagan National Airport after him.
The petition on WhiteHouse.gov, created on July 1, requests that D.C.’s airport change its name to “Tim Howard National Airport.”
“Whereas Tim Howard has shown himself to be a national treasure, minister of defense, friend of Joe Biden, and the holder for the record of most saves in a World Cup match; therefore, we politely request that we rename the airport to recognize his accomplishments, and meritorious service to the United States of America,” the petition states.
In order for the White House to respond to a petition, 100,000 signatures are needed.
So far, the petition has 3,379 signatures, meaning that 96,621 more signatures are required to get a response from the White House.
The threshold for signatures was previously 25,000, but it was raised to 100,000 after a 2013 petition to build a Death Star raised enough signatures for a response.