Everton announce participation in 2021 Florida Cup

Wednesday, 2 June, 2021 53comments  |  Jump to most recent

Everton have revealed plans to travel to the United States this summer to face Arsenal, Inter Milan and Colombian giants Millonarios in the 2021 Florida Cup.

The tournament, to be held at Orlando's 65,000-capacity Camping World Stadium, will take place between 25-28 July.

The Blues will take on Millonarios on Sunday 25 July, with Arsenal facing Serie A holders Inter on the same day.

The two winners will then vie for the Florida Cup trophy on finals day, Wednesday 28 July, with the two remaining clubs facing off in a third-place play-off.

As well as participating in the Florida Cup, a series of exciting engagement events with US-based fans and Supporters' Clubs are planned for the July visit — the Blues' first to the country for pre-season since participating in the International Champions Cup in 2013. More information on these supporter events will be communicated in the coming weeks.

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UK-based fans are advised not to book travel or accommodation until leisure travel to the United States is permitted. Official Club travel packages from the UK to the USA will be subject to government travel restrictions and, as such, are not currently available. Should the option for leisure travel become available, more information on official Club travel packages will be communicated.

Information about television broadcasting and how to stream the games will be confirmed in due course.


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Brett Jonathan
1 Posted 02/06/2021 at 15:28:00
Come to Vegas! I don't want to go to Florida!
Danny O’Neill
2 Posted 02/06/2021 at 15:30:03
I knew investing that property in Florida back in 2008 was a good idea!!
Kevin Prytherch
3 Posted 02/06/2021 at 15:35:28
The last time we played decent opponents in pre-season was Martinez’s record points tally wasn’t it?
Grant Rorrison
4 Posted 02/06/2021 at 15:36:54
Kevin 3. Must be a sign that the phenomenal one is coming back ? :P
Frank Wade
5 Posted 02/06/2021 at 15:38:09
Jamie Crowley will be pleased !!!
Paul Baxter
6 Posted 02/06/2021 at 15:39:15
Jamie Crowley will be a tad excited at this...
Andrew Ellams
7 Posted 02/06/2021 at 15:41:18
Surely Blackburn and Hibs are better preparation for a PL season, right?
John Keating
8 Posted 02/06/2021 at 15:53:23
Andrew as a season ticket holder at both Clubs I can assure you us Hibees would happily roll over to give our lads a false sense of security
Not too sure about Blackburn though?
Love preseason away games and I’ll be there if possible only enjoyable part of the season to be honest!
Kieran Kinsella
9 Posted 02/06/2021 at 16:10:58
I may go to this
Barry Shearer
10 Posted 02/06/2021 at 16:12:24
So excited... especially after the catastrophe of yesterday. What a crappy day. Back to the US. Add to the list of Columbus, Salt Lake City, LA and San Fran. With a top notch couch at the helm. Please. A Colombian team.. Hmm. Will James be there?? I have my doubts.
Minik Hansen
11 Posted 02/06/2021 at 17:51:23
Googled florida man and Everton for fun. Nothing fun. All the best to the boys traveling to Florida.
Danny O’Neill
12 Posted 02/06/2021 at 18:02:22
I'm in. Have my house in Davenport just to the southwest of Orlando. Far enough away from the madness and a nice part of the state with good access to Tampa, one of my favourite US cities.
Colin Glassar
13 Posted 02/06/2021 at 18:44:12
What, no trip to Austria to play a team from the third tier then a quickie against Arbroath?
Dave Abrahams
14 Posted 02/06/2021 at 20:05:54
We’re these games arranged while Ancelotti was still in charge? Just as a matter of interest.
Danny Baily
15 Posted 02/06/2021 at 20:09:52
Sounds great. Was expecting some behind closed doors nonsense against second tier German sides. Or 60 minute matches played one after another again. Pleasantly surprised for a change!
Rob Halligan
16 Posted 02/06/2021 at 20:18:47
It's all round to Danny's for a piss up then!! 🍺🍺🍺🍺
Derek Knox
17 Posted 02/06/2021 at 20:44:46
Rob, That's very kind of Danny to invite us all round, we might even chip in for the beer too, can't let him buy everything, unless he insists!

Do I hear Jamie Crowley in the background singing " Football's Coming Home "? :-)

Rob Halligan
18 Posted 02/06/2021 at 20:57:08
Derek, don't know why you're so happy, you're paying all the air fares!! 😁😁😁
David McMullen
19 Posted 02/06/2021 at 21:39:30
Long overdue.

Note "Orlando's 65,000-capacity Camping World Stadium". Can't wait for Everton's 52,000 (and a bit) capacity BMD stadium to showcase matches.

Kieran Kinsella
20 Posted 03/06/2021 at 01:50:48
Danny O’Neill

Are you going? My God daughter is in Orlando. We are overdue for a visit. I tried to put in the PTO request today but evidently some of my employees are already off that week. Technically I have seniority but I’m not enough of an ass hole to screw their vacation plans so I can watch Everton. Although, God forgive me I was tempted.

Kristian Boyce
21 Posted 03/06/2021 at 02:04:39
Just booked a week's timeshare for that week in Orlando and will be driving down from North Carolina. Last time we were over in Miami, I was living in South Florida, so this one's going to be a bit more of a trek. I've spoken with a bunch of other fans from a number of the local supporters groups and there seems there's going to be a whole load of blues there for the games from all over the country. Now I just have to make sure I get a ticket!
Kieran Kinsella
22 Posted 03/06/2021 at 02:10:13

I’m jealous! I lived in Florida 12 years and they never visited

Jack Convery
23 Posted 03/06/2021 at 04:26:04
If we win it then we'll have a trophy to go next to the Sport Pesa Cup. BK get yer wallet out we need silver polish pronto.
Paul Ferry
24 Posted 03/06/2021 at 08:03:35
I think that I might drive down for this, not least if there's a bunch of name-recognition US toffee-webbers planning to do the same. We need to get in a huddle and console each other.

I also missed Jamie last time, so need to make this happen.
Jamie, maybe we can find a way to talk about this?

I got COVID cabin fever and the brand new turbo Golf in November 2018 - license plate EVERTON - has just 12000 miles on it so it deserves some driving.

Actually, this is starting to sound exciting given everything else that is on the boil

Mind you if Ginger-Minge - frozen peas - readers digest is always a reliable read - the kirk book of discipline - tasty boiled tatties - large greying y-fronts - is in charge I'm deffo not coming.

Hope this happens.

Danny O’Neill
25 Posted 03/06/2021 at 10:28:27
I'm definitely going to look at flights. Will wait for the UK Government's decision on travel this afternoon.

I can sleep 10 . inside. There's a pool with decking though!

House is technically in Davenport but the actual area is known as Four Corners, near Champion's Gate Golf Resort for those who know the area.

I don't play Golf!

Kristian Boyce
26 Posted 03/06/2021 at 17:02:19
Kieran, I lived there for about 8 years, in between Fort Myers and Naples right down in the bottom SW corner. Absolutely stunning part of the World with some of the best white sand beaches you'll ever see. But being an ex-pat, my body wasn't designed for that summer heat and moved to a slightly cooler environment. My parents were the most upset as they enjoyed their little jaunts over for extended periods.

By the looks of the ticketing, they've reserved two sections for Everton fans, but I'll imagine that will fill up pretty quickly.

Ed Prytherch
27 Posted 04/06/2021 at 01:09:41
If Jamie Crowley or other Everton fans are going, then I wouldn't mind flying in from Columbia, South Carolina, and meeting there.

Email: prytherche at bellsouth dot net

Rob Hooton
28 Posted 04/06/2021 at 02:06:09
Was kinda hoping you owned a 200 bedroom hotel or estate of villas Danny!
Hope all the US blues and anyone else who gets there has an absolute blast, should be fun
Steven Sturm
29 Posted 04/06/2021 at 05:18:12
I'm in. Looking at flights now from Reno. I see there are a couple of Everton sections behind goal. Might get a seat there. COYB!
John Raftery
30 Posted 04/06/2021 at 08:05:25
Steve, I wish I could be there but booking anything from the UK to anywhere except Iceland looks impossible this summer.
Harry Wallace
31 Posted 04/06/2021 at 14:25:48
Great to hear. Full stadium so very jealous of those blues travelling to watch the games. Hoping Duncan is settled as manager by then 😉
Steven Sturm
32 Posted 05/06/2021 at 01:27:20
Done. 2 day pass Everton section 122. COYB!
Steve Brown
33 Posted 05/06/2021 at 05:26:04
Steven, you will be the first TWber to see the mighty blues under their new manager. Have fun!
Darren Hind
34 Posted 05/06/2021 at 05:42:26

You'll be there. Moyes or no Moyes. Epecially when you realise Its a double whammy lad

You get to see your beloved Blues AND meet some of your Yank friends - Make sure you give the Florida boys a few helpful hints regarding their dress sense

And if TGT does get the gig. You can always be the founder member of MOB 11

Steven Sturm
35 Posted 05/06/2021 at 05:53:40
Steve Brown I expect I won't be the only ToffeeWebber there. Might be only the US based contingent given travel restrictions but there will be representation. Darren don't you mean MOB 21?... or did I miss the reference?
Paul Ferry
36 Posted 05/06/2021 at 07:00:14
Only to be bettered by a bevy with you in L4 Darren. or L3 but let's not wait that long! I've put the first touch to my Moyesiah Out banner just in case and what the Friar Tuck it's always boss to shoot arrows at the ginger git.

Darren, nothing but admiration for your fortitude as the hunt-master releases the hounds you wily old fox.

Jamie (Crowley) we need you on here!

Steve Pugh
37 Posted 05/06/2021 at 12:56:22
I accept that I might be in the minority here, but I want to voice my disappointment at our club for agreeing to play in a tournament in a place that has just banned transgender athletes from competing in sports. Despite their being no evidence to support the claims they made to justify the ban. Everton has always been at the forefront for inclusivity in sport and this is a huge kick in the teeth to every LGBTQ+ supporter.
Colin Glassar
38 Posted 05/06/2021 at 13:08:47
Steve P, I’m all for equal rights and being a PC snowflake and semi-woke and wot not but all I can say is, Renee Richards.
Justin Doone
39 Posted 06/06/2021 at 00:31:48
Our last US tour was the start of the shining of Bobby's shoes and Stones scoring a winning panenka penalty.

Sadly the bright lights fizzled out fast but here's hoping to the start of some brighter, longer lasting, positive Everton memories for next season and beyond. Enjoy!

Paul Birmingham
40 Posted 06/06/2021 at 02:00:08
Until the new manager is in place, realistically who knows, what this preseason will be?

Seriously great to happen, at any time doing a USA preseason tour, or anywhere, and no disrespect, but there’s priorities, and the club has arguably the most unfit set of footballers in the EPL, the last two years at least and more.

Pedestrian press has evolved from the extra slow waltz, but getting a squad in place for next season is the priority.

The best good marketing deal regardless of location, will not save the next season from being another poxy transition season and struggle with relegation, unless there’s a massive unprecedented support plan from Everton FC.

The base boards fell out the team this season in October 2020, and from January 2021, effective collapse, and in my view the disposition of Carlo, looking back on many facts, goes back to the RS Cup defeat, 12 months hence, other private matters which are not football related.

But the garbage bar a 5 or 6 games, in season 2020-2021, where Everton turned up, has been a massive disappointment.

Never in all the years have an Everton team, totally screwed their best and best supported chance, in terms of rival teams screw ups, to fail to qualify for Europe.

This seasons home form at GP, the worst in Everton history, and a massive ego dent seemingly, to Carlo, has perhaps, forced his hand and his book of morals, means only to him.

He craps out with a pathetic cop out clause! What’s is loyalty, and what is honour, and what is meaning?

Great footballers don’t mean great managers. Ancelloti, in his era, was not close to or never would be close to, Scirea,, Fachetti, Tardelli, or Maldini.

They are immortals in football terms?

Johan Cruyff, for me is the best footballer and made some success as a manager.

There’s been too many gung ho crap shows, since BBS lef Everton, it’s been the same start, close and review, every season since.

The Italian Job can’t be underestimated in the impact to the club, the mentality and psyche of Everton. The timing of this defection, couldnt have been worse.

My view only, but Everton this time can’t afford any mborc, and dodgy fuck off clauses from dodgy Sphagetti Western extra Sheriffs, whom have blagged it as football managers.

Serious shit potential awaits next season, and being honest, who backs the board any more at G P, in respect to football matters?

Each to their own, but what has this cowardly defection, left Everton’s marketing and commercial enterprises that were planned, and what are any early termination charges, impacts, on the commercials to the start of BMD?

We as supporters won’t get told a wink, but knowing Everton, this could be another masquerade.

But the love of life and Everton, means we live in hope eternal, but in the mushroom farm, and seemingly recurring blag circus of Everton.

The club needs to take a serious look at the damage, generally self inflicted, the last 30 years, and it’s long term serious concern, that making up the numbers and long term acceptance of mediocrity, is acceptable.

No business anywhere, on those acceptances can survive and grow.

Steven Sturm
41 Posted 07/06/2021 at 04:18:36
Ok. Whatever.

So back to this thread. Any info yet on club events in Florida?

Jamie Crowley
42 Posted 07/06/2021 at 05:13:44
Meanwhile in America

OHHHHHHHH PULISIC!!!!! El Tri going DOWN!!!!


Jamie Crowley
43 Posted 07/06/2021 at 05:18:25
Oh, and regarding this Everton to Florida thing, I'll be there.

Now listen all TWers here's the thing. Last time I went I reached out to a few of you and met no one.

This time it simply must be different. I will buy the first 10 TWers that meet me beers. I will probably be blind drunk, and one of my boys will need to drive, but that's one of the joys of having so many sons.

If anyone wants to make plans to meet up, Lyndon has permission to hand out my email like it was candy. I don't care.

AND A GREAT SAVE TO HOLD ON TO THE LEAD!!!! 'MERICA!!!! Let's fucking go!!!!

Jamie Crowley
44 Posted 07/06/2021 at 05:19:49
Darren Hind -

I'll be sporting my Yakubu top, shorts, and slides. It's how I roll.

Paul Ferry -

If you don't have a beer with me, I'll hunt you down in the Windy City and beat you senseless mate.

Mike Gaynes
45 Posted 07/06/2021 at 05:58:48
Just a random late-night thought...


El who???


Matthew Williams
46 Posted 07/06/2021 at 16:16:41
With Cashflo now gone (thank God),I just hope the new Gaffer will give this competition a really good go.
Steven Sturm
47 Posted 07/06/2021 at 17:50:15
I'll take you up on that beer, Jamie. No doubt we'll run into each other at one of the supporter events or at the matches. Not many seats left in the Everton sections when I got mine so best act fast if you want to sit there.
Paul Ferry
48 Posted 08/06/2021 at 06:56:21
How do you actually book seats?
Paul Hewitt
50 Posted 08/06/2021 at 07:08:02
Have you never booked a seat before?
Jamie Crowley
51 Posted 08/06/2021 at 14:52:20
Paul Ferry - Click on BUY NOW here:


The Crowley's are probably going nosebleeders, above the Supporter section as they're the cheapest at $65 ea. Need to chat with my Mrs. about it.

We'll also only be attending the Sunday game. Can't make the final due to work and whatnot.

Jamie Crowley
52 Posted 08/06/2021 at 14:54:05
Steven -

You're on.

Jamie dot Crowley dot personal at gmail dot com

Hit me up, looking forward to buying that beer for you.

Steven Sturm
53 Posted 08/06/2021 at 19:26:05
On the link Jamie posted there is also a banner for booking a two day pass. Good for all four matches, same seat.
Steven Sturm
56 Posted 18/06/2021 at 06:12:15
Any news yet on club events? Still trying to decide on where to stay and what to do between the matches. Work and Kennedy Space Center on the agenda so far.

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