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Everton Adds Philadelphia Union to 2011 Summer US Tour

everton fc Everton Adds Philadelphia Union to 2011 Summer US Tour

Everton today announced that it has scheduled a friendly against Major League Soccer team Philadelphia Union for July 20, 2011 at PPL Park.

The preseason friendly against Philadelphia is the second match that has been announced for Everton’s summer tour of the United States. Everton will also play DC United on July 23. More dates are scheduled to be announced in the coming weeks.

“Philadelphia Union is a fantastic Club and I’m really looking forward to playing against them,” said Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard. “Nick Sakiewicz brought me through the ranks when I was younger, I’m friends with members of their coaching staff and one of my best friends, Danny Califf, plays for them.”

Individual tickets ranging in price from $25 for Supporters tickets to $50 for Midfield tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 9. Groups of 15 or more will receive a $5 discount per ticket and also have the option of creating a group combo pack that allows them to pair the Everton match with one regular season Union match for a $10 discounted ticket for both games.

Everton is the fifth Premier League club who will be touring the United States this summer. Joining Everton Stateside will be Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers.

Meanwhile, Sporting KC has announced ticket details for their July 20 friendly against Newcastle United.

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7 Responses to Everton Adds Philadelphia Union to 2011 Summer US Tour

  1. Dakota says:

    I think this is so exciting, being stateside. Bringing really good teams to play here in the United States. It’s way exciting. Good games ahead. ManU, ManCity, Newcastle, and Bolton all touring the US..Its gonna be great!

  2. TheTruth says:

    Still waiting for them to announce a Liverpool FC friendly at Fenway. You know, the team from Liverpool that wins things?

    • The Gaffer says:

      TheTruth, that’s going to be a very long wait. Liverpool are heading to Asia this summer for a tour through China and Malaysia.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

      • TheTruth says:

        I know, but that might not be our entire preseason, just hoping that they add a stop. Also, thanks for the EPL in the U.S. schedule page, been using that thing every week.

  3. NilSatis says:

    “the team from Liverpool that wins things?” … Hmm don’t seem to have won much this year, or last year, or the year before, or … well seems like it’s 5 years since you won anything at all. SO perhaps “the team fromLiverpool that used to win things” would be a better description.

  4. COYB says:

    The bird is blue mate. Always has been, always will be.

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