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by Matthew Gamble @efc_mattgamble

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DC United boss Ben Olsen hopes to boost his managerial career by learning from David Moyes.

Olsen, a former USA international, is only 34-years-old and has been in charge of DC since November.

Everton face the Americans on Saturday and the opposition coach is hoping to learn from Blues boss Moyes.

"I try to take advantage of all these situations to pick the brain of guys who have been doing it longer than I have," he said.

"It is a very tough gig and you have to be committed. I am always looking to sponge off people like that."

Olsen's charges are off the pace in the MLS Eastern conference which is headed by Philadelphia Union.

And while he is likely to rotate his squad with the emphasis on the league, he knows the players selected will be hoping to catch the eye.

"They are pretty darn good," said Olsen of the travelling Toffees. "I think they haven't started great he last couple of years but towards the end they have done well - in one of the toughest most intense leagues in the world. It will be a tough test for us.

"They will be managing minutes and dealing with the heat and neither team is too focused on the result. lt's all about getting fit and getting rhythm. The last couple of years they have done well, they know how to grind results out in a league where the big guns have huge payrolls.

"To get in the position they are in is credit to the coaching staff and they know how to get results."

Tim Howard won't feature for Everton on Saturday but his former international teammate had nothing but praise for the custodian.

"I have known Tim my entire career and have the utmost respect for him. He went overseas and gave us Americans a very good name - not only in the way he plays but in the way he carries himself," he added.

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