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Zak MacMath trains with Everton


United States Under-20 international goalkeeper Zac MacMath, who plays for Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer, is to spend three weeks training with Everton.

MacMath, 21, who has had similar stints with Everton in each of the last two years, will use the time to sharpen his skills following the conclusion of the regular MLS season, which came to an end last month.

The Florida-born keeper was due to fly to Merseyside on Monday and will train alongside Everton's Tim Howard, the United States' first-choice keeper, at the club's Finch Farm base.

Philadelphia Union confirmed MacMath's Merseyside trip in a statement on their website. MacMath is not on trial as such, but manager David Moyes will take the opportunity to assess the goalkeeper's progress.

The keeper established himself as the Union's first-choice during the season just completed, keeping eight clean sheets in a side who finished eighth out of 10 teams in the MLS Eastern Conference.

Quotes or other material sourced from ESPN

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Paul Andrews
362 Posted 06/11/2012 at 06:02:36
Alex McCarthy at Reading is 22 years old. Someone will pay big money for this lad if he isn't bought this season.

We need a keeper to push Howard.
Pat Finegan
368 Posted 06/11/2012 at 06:41:11
Paul, there's another 22-year-old named Pat Finegan. He'll play for beer and peanuts, too which is a big plus as we're skint.
Gavin Ramejkis
386 Posted 06/11/2012 at 10:50:28
Sounds like a character out of a Dr Seuss book — his parents must have a sense of humour.
Alan McGuffog
390 Posted 06/11/2012 at 11:55:11
Zac MacMath, eh... easy for you to say...
Michael Evans
409 Posted 06/11/2012 at 15:19:05
Something doesn't add up with this story.
Paul Andrews
410 Posted 06/11/2012 at 15:18:52
Pat, Uncle Bill has to perform his twice annual juggling act soon,so you never know.
Patrick Murphy
411 Posted 06/11/2012 at 15:29:29
Typical TW post, Michael: Multiplying the negatives and dividing the people!
David Hallwood
415 Posted 06/11/2012 at 16:00:23
Gets all his angles right
Christopher Kelly
418 Posted 06/11/2012 at 16:35:46
Must be a slow day in the world of ToffeeWeb
John Campbell
427 Posted 06/11/2012 at 19:00:11
His heart says Everton, his head says USA... sounds like he's divided.
Kevin Jones
489 Posted 07/11/2012 at 14:20:53
If he get's sent off, I can hear John Motson saying:

"Zac MacMath for an early Bath"

Just thought I'd post this for a laugh
And I'll forward it to my cousin Kath
And lead her up the garden path
Then show the results on a graph

I'll stop now

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