Everton at All-Star Game?

Everton at All-Star Game?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 23, 2009
  • 6 Comments
  • 2009 All-Star Game, Everton

Ah, I love the sound of this rumor that Steve Goff is reporting this morning:

After negotiating with Valencia and Villarreal, MLS now appears close to a deal with Everton to appear at the All-Star Game in Salt Lake City this summer, the Insider has learned. Everton, featuring New Jersey’s own Tim Howard in goal, is currently sixth in the English Premiership and headed for the FA Cup final after upsetting Manchester United this week. Hopefully I will have more details to share later today.

Getting a big-named US star in Howard and a quality club like Everton is the way to go here I think for this game.

Anyone not like the idea of Everton coming here for the All-Star game?

  • FCBeast

    RSL beat a similar Everton team (with Howard in goal) 2-0, in 2007. It would be great to see an EPL side play here in the SLC, but only if they bring and play their full roster.

  • CMcAfee

    To be clear, RSL beat an Everton team who was very early in their pre-season. It was a fun game, but very clearly a friendly. I would love to see Everton back in SLC!

  • FCBeast

    RSL beat a similar Everton team (with Howard in goal) 2-0, in 2007. It would be great to see an EPL side play here in the SLC, but only if they bring and play their full roster.

  • CMcAfee

    To be clear, RSL beat an Everton team who was very early in their pre-season. It was a fun game, but very clearly a friendly. I would love to see Everton back in SLC!

  • Andrew

    I would also love to see Everton take on the All Stars. 3 of Everton's back four were called up for the last England WCQ. Tim Howard would be a draw. The little maestro's on the wings in Pienarr and Osman pacing left and right, Yakubu could be starting to get back, Arteta would most likely still be out. Not to mention the big fella Fellaini. If we are somehow able to pull of signing Moutinho from Sporting early in the summer(even if we haven't got a pot to piss in at the moment, maybe the Fa Cup Final win will help with some funds, I think the Salt Lake fans will be pleasently surprised to see a much more improved and energetic side than the one they say 2 years ago when the youngsters were out there and we were playing hoofball. On this FA Cup run, we've beaten Borough, Villa, Liverpool, and United. Add Chelsea to that and the fans have no reason to grumble. I'll personally be flying from Hawaii for the match/matches as I'm sure they'll have more than one lined up and my brother lives in SLC. Sorry for the long post.

  • Andrew

    I would also love to see Everton take on the All Stars. 3 of Everton’s back four were called up for the last England WCQ. Tim Howard would be a draw. The little maestro’s on the wings in Pienarr and Osman pacing left and right, Yakubu could be starting to get back, Arteta would most likely still be out. Not to mention the big fella Fellaini. If we are somehow able to pull of signing Moutinho from Sporting early in the summer(even if we haven’t got a pot to piss in at the moment, maybe the Fa Cup Final win will help with some funds, I think the Salt Lake fans will be pleasently surprised to see a much more improved and energetic side than the one they say 2 years ago when the youngsters were out there and we were playing hoofball. On this FA Cup run, we’ve beaten Borough, Villa, Liverpool, and United. Add Chelsea to that and the fans have no reason to grumble. I’ll personally be flying from Hawaii for the match/matches as I’m sure they’ll have more than one lined up and my brother lives in SLC. Sorry for the long post.