The Everton Football Club Latest Football News for 2017 – 2018
- Sun, 15 Jul 2018 12:26:26 +0000: Wayne Rooney shines as he makes MLS debut at a club in need of a boost - Everton | The Guardian
If the former England captain was thinking about what could have been at the World Cup, he didn’t show it as he took to his new life in MLS with relish
For the first two weeks of his new life in America, Wayne Rooney lumbered sheepishly though his DC United press events, mumbling the usual banalities. But then came Saturday night, and his MLS debut, which was also United’s first game in their new stadium. He stepped on the pitch in the 59th minute and suddenly it was obvious to everyone that he was anything but ordinary.
Rooney is nearing the end of his career and came to the United States straight off a vacation, yet he was the best player in DC’s 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps. He sprayed passes to his teammates with such precision and velocity that they sometimes seemed surprised to see the ball coming. He lunged past defenders to fire shots at goal. A flicked header forced the Vancouver goalkeeper, Brian Rowe, to make a desperate save.Continue reading...
- Sat, 14 Jul 2018 17:32:05 +0000: Friendly roundup: Everton win 22-0 in Marco Silva's first game in charge - Everton | The Guardian
- Cenk Tosun and Kevin Mirallas score five each in Austria
- Arsenal beat Boreham Wood 8-0 in Unai Emery’s first game
Everton opened their pre-season with a rousing 22-0 victory against Austrian fifth-tier outfit ATV Irdning. The Toffees were far too strong for the opposition, as Marco Silva, in his first game in charge, witnessed 10 goals from his new team in the first-half alone.
It took just five minutes for Leighton Baines to tap home the opener, and it then became a procession. Cenk Tosun hit four and Ademola Lookman earned a hat-trick before the break, while Mason Holgate and Michael Keane netted one each.Continue reading...
- Thu, 05 Jul 2018 07:43:05 +0000: Football transfer rumours: Everton to sign Barcelona's Yerry Mina? - Everton | The Guardian
Today’s fluff will fight until the whistle goes
Everton have giant ambitions in this summer’s transfer market, the giant in question being England-bothering 6ft5in centre half Yerry Mina. Barcelona want to replace him with Sevilla’s Clément Lenglet – whose current club’s director of football, Joaquín Caparrós, insisted yesterday that the Frenchman was going nowhere unless someone meets his £26.5m release clause in full – and are prepared to cash in on Mina’s eye-catching performances at the World Cup with Colombia, with the Liverpool Echo reporting that Everton have, like one of his international team-mates with Jordan Henderson’s chin, “already made contact”.Continue reading...
- Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:47:29 +0000: Wayne Rooney dismisses 'unfair' World Cup question at DC United unveiling - Everton | The Guardian
- Former England captain will watch Russia 2018 from the US
- Forward says he hopes to restore fortunes of new team in MLS
Wayne Rooney insists he has not moved to DC United to wind down his career and that he retains the hunger required to succeed in Major League Soccer.
The 32-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract to leave Everton and conclude a decorated career in England. He has, however, joined a struggling team widely considered the worst in MLS.Continue reading...
- Fri, 29 Jun 2018 09:00:35 +0000: Why Wayne Rooney is joining MLS's worst club, DC United - Everton | The Guardian
The former England captain will find himself at a faded North American superpower. But they hope he will be the face of their climb back to the top
Wayne Rooney made his first visit to Washington DC earlier this month. Had he picked up a newspaper he’d have been faced with images of sporting celebration in the city. The Washington Capitals’ victorious run to the Stanley Cup final captivated his new hometown, not always the most obvious of sporting hotbeds.
ESPN analyst Michael Wilbon once called Washington a “minor league sports town,” but over 100,000 fans attended the Caps’ victory parade on 12 June. DC United, the team Rooney has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with, haven’t registered in this way for a long time, if ever.Continue reading...