The English Premier League is coming to Philadelphia as last year's 7th place team, a for one night only Tim Howard-less Everton, comes to PPL Park to take on the Philadelphia Union. For Everton, this is a pre-season friendly and a trip similar to the Philadelphia Union's trip to Greece earlier in the season. For the Philadelphia Union, this is a mid-season friendly whose purpose I have yet to truly figure out. Kickoff at PPL Park is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.
If you have not already, be sure to check out the following previews from The Brotherly Game staff: [ukchomper's Match Preview] [Wednesday Morning Union Freekicks] [Tim Howard Will Not Play Tonight]. Everton perspective: [Royal Blue Mersey]
Broadcast Information: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia (Marc Zumoff, Bob Rigby) with coverage starting at 7:00 PM Eastern with a pre-game show / EvertonTV
Everton starting XI: Mucha, Neville, Baines, Heitinga, Jagielka, Coleman, Bilyaletdinov, Gueye, Arteta, Beckford, Cahill
Everton bench: Rodwell, Barkley, Vellios, McAleny, Distin, Davies, Dier, Johns, Touray
Philadelphia Union starting XI: MacMath; Williams, Valdes, Miglioranzi, G. Farfan; Mapp, Okugo, Torres, Daniel; McInerney, Mwanga
Philadelphia Union bench: Holder, Gonzalez, Richter, M. Farfan, Pfeffer, McLoughlin (A), Hernandez (A)
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