Everton to face Mexico's Pumas in second Florida game

Friday, 23 July, 2021 15comments  |  Jump to last
Everton will now face Pumas of Mexico in their second game of The Florida Cup after Arsenal and Inter Milan pulled out of the competition.

The Blues will play the three-time CONCACAF Champions League winners, formally known as Club Universidad Nacional, on Wednesday 28 July, kick-off 6pm (EDT), 11pm (BST).

Everton were due to face the winners of Arsenal v Inter but the London club was forced to withdraw following a number of positive coronavirus tests in their camp while the Italian club decided not to travel citing Covid-19 concerns.

Tickets for the original matches will be refunded by Ticketmaster. General admission tickets are now available for both rescheduled Everton games, priced at $20 for the clash with Millonarios on 25 July and $35 for the Wednesday double-header which also feature a Colombian derby game between Millonarios and Atlético Nacional that evening.  

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Tony Everan
1 Posted 23/07/2021 at 18:59:10
Got to hand it to the organisers for keeping the show on the road. Well done to them. It will be a good work-out for our lads and it is an opportunity to keep raising our profile over there too.
Barry Shearer
2 Posted 23/07/2021 at 19:48:38
I live over in the States now, so going to both games. Loved to have stuffed Arsenal in the second game. I guess we'll wait for the season for that.
Derek Knox
3 Posted 24/07/2021 at 03:36:23
Just 'joined' the Everton Rewards Club Membership as a method, albeit an expensive one, of being able to watch the upcoming games in Florida, and the Friendly against Manure on 7th August.

Without sounding like I am repeating myself, when are we going to get a proper Everton TV? This set up is rank Amateur and usually unreliable. With all the alleged Ambitions and Investment you would think this would have been addressed by now.

Mike Gaynes
4 Posted 24/07/2021 at 06:39:59
Glad the US Blues will have the chance to see more than one game. Pumas is always one of Liga MX's stronger clubs.
Danny O’Neill
5 Posted 24/07/2021 at 06:55:18
That Mike and the fact we get more than one game out of a long trip.

Enjoy Barry!

Agree Tony. Contingency planning!!

Allen Rodgers
6 Posted 24/07/2021 at 14:23:54
It seems the second game doesn't count for much and the winners of Everton v Millonarios will take the Florida Cup. If we win, it will be classed as Benitez's first trophy… and, if we lose... well, it was just a meaningless friendly!
Keith Meakin
7 Posted 24/07/2021 at 17:30:32
Hey, got to start somewhere. If we win the trophy I hope it’s the biggest trashiest bling looking thing you’ve ever seen. Open top bus on return home. COYB.
Steavey Buckley
8 Posted 24/07/2021 at 18:26:27
Justin Doone
9 Posted 24/07/2021 at 01:35:22
Good luck trying to stream an Everton game. We have to be semi-pro at best when it comes to marketing and technology.

For anyone in Florida, I hope James can treat you to a masterclass.

Kristian Boyce
10 Posted 25/07/2021 at 03:33:43
Just left the supporters welcome night at the Celt & Hart pub. Had a real good showing of blues there, both expats and US based. Looking forward to tomorrow’s tailgate before the game. I’ll be drinking out the back of a blue Nissan Pathfinder with a bunch of kids in tow. If any fellow ToffeeWebber’s want to come say hello, I have a case of Corona that I’m willing to share (beer not virus).
Kieran Kinsella
11 Posted 25/07/2021 at 05:04:36

Yeah, credit to the Florida Cup for pulling in Pumas at the 11th hour. I was expecting a lower tier US team but Pumas are tough customers. Plus their season is underway so they'll be sharper. It should be a good game and frankly harder (fitness-wise) than a pre-season Arsenal devoid of their “stars”.

Mike Gaynes
12 Posted 25/07/2021 at 05:27:10
Post some photos, willya, Kristian? I haven't seen a gathering of Stateside Blues in two years.
Mike Gaynes
13 Posted 25/07/2021 at 05:52:34
Attention all Yanks... it's official, the Everton/Millonarios game will air on ESPN2 at 6pm ET, 3pm at my house on the West Coast.

Also, Gold Cup tomorrow, USA vs. Jamaica and our (hopefully) new winger Leon Bailey, on Fox Sports 1 at 10pm ET, 7PM Pacific.

Busy day!

Ian Bennett
15 Posted 25/07/2021 at 08:42:51
Another site reporting Gbamin has picked up a knee injury. So you can forget this lad will be contributing anything.
Tony Everan
16 Posted 25/07/2021 at 09:13:07
Ian, I read something about him picking up a knee injury, no detail though. Hopefully it’s just a knock, we’ll probably find out more later today.

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