Tim Howard To Be Special Guest At Florida Cup Fan Event

Everton’s participation in the Florida Cup is providing supporters visiting Orlando with the opportunity to meet up with a Club and US Men’s National Team (USMNT) legend.

Tim Howard will be the special guest at an exclusive Everton event at The Plaza Live in Orlando on Monday 26 July (7pm EST).


The goalkeeper spent 10 years at Goodison Park and played 414 times for Everton after arriving from Manchester United in 2006.

Howard joined Everton, initially on loan, in summer 2006 and, in 2008/09, recorded 17 Premier League clean sheets – a tally surpassed only four times across a campaign since the Club’s first league season in 1888/89.

In 2008/09, Howard’s two penalty saves sealed the Blues’ FA Cup semi-final shootout success against Manchester United at Wembley.

Regarded by fans as one of Everton’s most iconic players, the ‘Secretary of Defence’ achieved something few goalkeepers ever have - scoring a goal, against Bolton in January 2012.

Howard is also Everton’s most-capped international player, having represented the USMNT 93 times during his spell at Goodison Park.

In 2019, Howard was announced as the Club’s first International Ambassador in the USA and continues to be revered by generations of football fans on both sides of the Atlantic.

‘An Evening with Tim Howard’ is destined to be a night to remember, and the man himself will be joined at The Plaza Live by 1995 FA Cup winner Graham Stuart, the celebrated Evertonian author Dr David France and various representatives of Everton Football Club.

The trip to Florida coincides with the launch of a superb new Everton book, Toffee Soccer, which celebrates every possible facet of the relationship between the Football Club and North America.

Forensically researched, the beautifully illustrated book contains match reports, biographies, exclusive interviews and tour notes from every trip Everton has made to the USA.

Dr France is one of the co-authors, along with Rob Sawyer and the evening’s host, Darren Griffiths. The book, in limited supply, will be available on the night.

To be a part of this unique evening of Everton celebration at The Plaza Live (425 N Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL 32803)  click here to secure your free tickets .

Everton will face Colombian giants Millonarios in the Florida Cup on Sunday 25 July, before facing either Premier League rivals Arsenal or Italian champions Inter Milan three days later. Tickets for both matchdays at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium are still available and can be purchased here. To be in with a chance of winning tickets in an exclusive Everton competition, click here.