Posted July 3, 2014 04:12 pm - Updated July 3, 2014 04:16 pm

Tim to the rescue

United States goalkeeper Tim Howard has become a media sensation after his sensational performance in the World Cup, particularly 16 saves against Belgium.

By Thursday, 17,000 folks had signed a petition to rename Washington D.C.'s Ronald Reagan International Airport to Tim Howard International Airport.

He's being called the Secretary of Defense of the United States.

Twitter was abuzz with fantasy claims of things Tim Howard could save.

Among them:

The Titanic

Ned Stark's life in "Game of Thrones."

The Mesozoic Era and dinosaurs.

Taylor Swift from Kanye West

Janet Jackson's dignity from her wardrobe malfunction.

Biting soccer player Luis Suarez from himself.

I'm sure the action movie is in the works. Tim Howard a new member of The Avengers.

He certainly has hands-on experience.

And he's "marvelous."