Everton's USA goalkeeper Tim Howard is looking forward to meeting Philadelphia Union during their tour.

The encounter should be particularly poignant for the 32-year-old USA international keeper, because the club's chief executive officer, Nick Sakiewicz, coached Howard during the early part of his career in the US.

Howard said: "Nick brought me through the ranks while I was a youngster.

"I'm friends with many of the coaching staff at Philadelphia Union and one of my best friends, Danny Califf, plays for them."

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