David Moyes' men face Club America in the second and final match of the Copa de Tejas tournament, but the Mexicans win the match and the silverware in the process, courtesy of a 1-3 scoreline.
Australian defender Eddy Bosnar becomes Everton's third acquisition of the summer when he puts pen to paper on a one-year deal with the club after impressing on a week's trial during the Austrian training camp.
The spirit of the Blues is in evidence in the final fixture of the pre-season programme as they recover from a 0-2 deficit to earn a 2-2 draw with Real Sociedad. Thomas Gravesen and Kevin Kilbane are the scorers.
There is sad news when Eric Moore, who made over 150 appearances for the club in the 1950s, passes away. A member of the last Everton side to win promotion to the top-flight in 1954, Moore was a popular figure of that era.
David Moyes instantly rejects an undisclosed offer from SV Hamburg for Thomas Gravesen before the season begins with a 1-4 home defeat to champions Arsenal at Goodison Park.
The Dane is the architect of Everton's first away win since December 2003- and their first victory since April - as they ran out 3-1 winners at newly-promoted Palace. Gravesen bags a brace, while Marcus Bent is also on the scoresheet.
Wayne Rooney hands in a written transfer request, with rumours abounding over a possible move to Manchester United, but the Goodison faithful cheer on a new hero: 23-year-old Leon Osman, who scores both goals in a 2-1 win over West Brom.
A resolute performance against Manchester United, which sees Tim Cahill make his Everton debut, earns Everton their first point at Old Trafford since 1996, but a day later Wayne Rooney signs a £30m deal with the Red Devils.