Lampard And Everton Delegation Visit The White House

An Everton delegation, led by manager Frank Lampard and first-team coach Ashley Cole, were invited to take in a private tour of the White House on Monday evening.

Lampard and the Everton party, which also included assistant manager Joe Edwards, first-team coaches Paul Clement and Chris Jones, and goalkeeper coach Alan Kelly, were guided around iconic locations within the corridors of the West Wing.

Everton's first-team squad and staff have been based in Washington DC for the past week during the first leg of the Club's pre-season tour of the United States.

As part of the White House visit, the Everton representatives got to see the Oval Office, the Cabinet Room, the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room and the Roosevelt Room.

"It was a privilege for our group to be welcomed into the White House," said Lampard.

"It was a unique opportunity and I'd like to thank the White House staff for providing us with the chance to see and experience one of the most iconic buildings in the world.

"We have enjoyed the first week of our stay in the United States and been made to feel so welcome by the people of Washington DC and Baltimore."

Everton's squad and staff have now travelled to Minneapolis to prepare for Wednesday evening's match against Minnesota United (kick-off 7pm CT, Thursday 21 July, 1am BST).

Cole will join midfielder Alex Iwobi, Blues Director Graeme Sharp, former Everton player and now Minnesota United head coach Adrian Heath and Everton ambassador Leon Osman at an event on Tuesday that will be hosted inside the Mall of America - North America's largest shopping mall. Everton @ Minnesota United: The Pre-Match Warm-Up kicks off at 6pm at the Rotunda event space, with all sports fans invited to attend the free event. Find out more here.