Post by Everton News. on Mar 26, 2019 19:56:26 GMT
BOSTON TRIP SEES BLUES BUILD ON THEIR US PRESENCE
Representatives from Everton Football Club are heading stateside to engage with the Club’s ever-growing US fan base.
The Everton delegation will be taking part in NBC’s Premier League Mornings Live event from the Cask’n’Flagon venue next to Fenway Park in Boston on Saturday, 30 March where Everton’s match against West Ham United will be showcased.
Leon Osman, a former Everton Premier League midfielder and the Club’s International Ambassador, is part of the delegation making the trip from Goodison.
A former England international, Osman will be heading up content across the Club’s social and digital channels throughout the weekend - as well as providing his expert analysis as part of NBC's live coverage of the Blues’ clash with the Hammers.
On the eve of the Premier League Mornings’ Live event, Osman and the Club delegation will also host an event for the flourishing Boston Everton Supporters Club on the Friday night, with members of affiliated Supporters’ Clubs from across the USA in attendance.
The Toffees are one of the most followed Premier League clubs in the USA and are looking to engage further with an ever-growing US fan base. Last year, the Club launched an American Twitter account @evertoninusa - with all content bringing loyal Blues based in the United States closer to their Club.
Everton are known by their passionate US fanbase as ‘America’s Team’ and there are many connections between the Blues and US football which have helped develop and grow support for the Club stateside.
US connections include Everton Academy graduate and former England captain Wayne Rooney who is currently playing in Major League Soccer with DC United, whilst Everton fan favourite Tim Cahill enjoyed a fruitful stint at New York Red Bulls. Everton Giant Adrian Heath is currently managing Minnesota United and Tim Howard and Landon Donovan are just two of a number of former Blues that made an impact in the US Men’s National Team (USMNT).
The Club has Hollywood connections with Sylvester Stallone having shown his support for the Club by attending a match at Goodison Park in 2007 before using the venue as a setting for the climactic fight scene in 2015 movie 'Creed'. Lifelong Blue and champion boxer Tony Bellew played the role of the main protagonist in that movie opposite Michael B Jordan.
Scott McLeod, Head of Engagement at Everton, said: “We have a passionate and growing US fanbase and we are looking forward to being a part of what is sure to be a fantastic weekend in Boston – meeting and engaging with our incredible US-based fans, both in person and via our social and digital channels.”