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Why Everton should be America's team

13/08/2014  Comments (11)  jump
Making the case for Everton being America's de facto team, and it's not all to do with Tim Howard!

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Derek Knox
1 Posted 13/08/2014 at 18:34:02
I hope Mike Childs reads this post, assuming he has, there could be a lot of mileage in the badge production issue, but if America truly embraces our Club, it is only right that they are to become familiar with the official Everton badge.

However Mike, there is no reason why the badge that appeared on the post I am referring to, ie. Everton with stars and stripes in background, could not be used in association with an American Everton Supporters Club. Just a thought !

Derek Knox
2 Posted 13/08/2014 at 18:41:25
Sorry, correction it was Jamie Crowley I had the exchange with, apologies Mike !
Clarence Yurcan
3 Posted 13/08/2014 at 22:16:19
In the five years since Everton "touched me" I have noticed there are a fair amount of Evertonians here. I often see people on the streets of NY wearing Everton shirts, and we nod at each other, knowingly. You don't see as much Everton gear as you do Arsenal, Man Utd, and Chelsea, but I've seen far more Everton shirts in the US over the last 5 years than City or Spurs though.
Spragg Johnson
4 Posted 14/08/2014 at 01:12:50
We've missed the chance to be 'New Zealand's Team' ... Until Newcastle and West Ham played here a couple of weeks ago, Everton were the last top flight English team to play here (as champions) in 1987. Bring the team back next year Bill ... Plenty of Toffees around and we'll give you a haka you'll never forget ... NSNO, COYB!!
Ant Dwyer
5 Posted 14/08/2014 at 01:19:18
I canÂ’t help but feel our owners and PR team fail to sell is as a world wide brand that it should be. We have had a little go at knocking up a school of some sort in China and never really pushed it too much. We had Li Tie at a stage and he was massive in China!!

We also should be trying to branch out to the other untapped countries that we have had super stars from like Australia (Tim Cahill) and the US (Donovan, Howard, McBride and even Joe-Max Moore).

Even without having certain countriesÂ’ stars we should be trying to push our brand in a few of the mega rich places such as Saudi and Dubai. These are places that have recently started to take more of an interest in football and particularly the English Premier League. Surely we could try ways to reach out to people in these places and push our brand.

James Flynn
6 Posted 14/08/2014 at 01:49:14
Good read and why not. Although, the article left out mentioning the guy who started in all for me regarding Everton; Joe Max Moore.

I'd say, Tim Howard is second only to Landon in name recognition in the US. And all USMNT fans know what Club Tim plays for.

Clarence Yurcan
7 Posted 14/08/2014 at 02:32:51
James Flynn, I was surprised to see Joe-Max turn up as a soccer analyst on Fox Sports 1 during the World Cup. That came out of nowhere.
James Flynn
8 Posted 14/08/2014 at 02:41:07
Clarence, yeah he's not bad on camera.

It was when McBride went on loan and reading something along the lines of... follows fellow American Joe-Max Moore to Everton..." that I found out the name of the Club Joe-Max had played for.

Dennis Ng
9 Posted 14/08/2014 at 04:10:43
It's unfortunate we've not been picked up as America's team yet, perhaps we should make an effort for that by getting some of the youngsters that played in the World Cup. Klinnsmann can't coach them as well as RM anyway.
Jamie Crowley
10 Posted 14/08/2014 at 04:11:04
Derek -

Just read that. Hell I'd love to print up the Ts with that badge - but I'd never do it without some approval from whomever created it - copyrights or not...

Far too ethical for my own good.

Loved this article. I do think they'll be many more Americans following Everton this season. Articles like this really help pique interest.

Roll on Saturday! Can't wait.

Mike Childs
11 Posted 14/08/2014 at 14:48:17
I just read the article some interesting thoughts some that apply to me. Donovan was one of my influences on choosing Everton but it was the whole greater than the sum of it's parts and the underdog that gave the big boys a go that sold me.

Just yesterday I joined the Boston Evertonians fan club and plan to visit the local pub they meet at one of these weekend to catch a game and make some new friends.

As for the badge, I first saw it on the fan club site yesterday so I imagine there's already somebody planning to make a buck with it.

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