Osman Boosts Blues USA Profile At Fan Event

Leon Osman was Everton’s special guest as the Club enjoyed a resoundingly successful weekend engaging with US-based supporters in Boston.
Following the huge success of the two ‘Premier League Mornings Live’ events earlier this season, the Blues once again travelled Stateside for the two-day NBC Fan Fest.
Everton International Ambassador Osman, who made 433 appearances for the Toffees as a player, attended the occasion at the Cask'n'Flagon bar next door to the iconic 'Green Monster' - the Fenway Park home of the Boston Red Sox.
Osman joined hundreds of Evertonians to watch Marco Silva's side record a magnificent 2-0 away victory over West Ham United, while providing expert analysis on NBC's live coverage on US TV before and after the game.
Everton's two official US-focused social media channels - @EvertonInUSA on Instagram and Twitter - also received a boost, with the Club's coverage of the weekend and Osman's story takeovers helping to grow the number of American followers.

Prior to the match, on Friday evening, Osman and an Everton delegation enjoyed an evening with the Boston Evertonians Supporters' Club for a meet and greet, culminating with Osman presenting every fan in attendance with an Official International Membership pack.
Former midfielder Osman said: "It was an honour to be able to spend the weekend representing the Club in Boston. The chance to meet the Boston Evertonians and experience the NBC Fan Fest alongside hundreds of Blues at the Cask'n'Flagon has been brilliant. The scale of the event and the passion of the fans says so much about the growth in interest in the Premier League in the US. As a player, I spent a lot of time in the States during many pre-seasons - and the Club has always had a strong affinity with America. To see how that is blossoming is really exciting. And I can't wait to get back over."
Everton is known by its US fanbase as ‘America’s Team’ and there are many connections between the Blues and US football which have helped develop support for the Club across the Atlantic.
The Toffees have Hollywood connections, with Sylvester Stallone having shown his support for the Club by attending a match at Goodison Park in 2007 before using the venue as a setting for the climactic fight scene in 2015 move Creed. Lifelong Blue and champion boxer Tony Bellew played the role of the main protagonist in that movie opposite Michael B Jordan.
On the pitch, Everton Academy graduate and former England captain Wayne Rooney is currently driving DC United up the MLS table, whilst Everton fan favourite Tim Cahill enjoyed a fruitful stint for New York Red Bulls. Everton Giant (hall of famer) Adrian Heath is currently managing Minnesota United and young Blues left-back Antonee Robinson has already earned four senior caps for the USA, following in the footsteps of Tim Howard and Landon Donovan who are just two of a number of former Blues who made an impact on the US Men’s National Team (USMNT).