Everton boss David Moyes admits their American influence has been special.

Tim Howard is one of three successful American acquisitions Moyes has masterminded in his Everton tenure. Each an international player who adapted brilliantly to life in the Premier League

"The American boys I have had have been great," said the manager. Brian McBride was the first one I brought over and he was sensational. He was with me at Preston and then to Everton.

"Tim Howard has been great and I have got to say that Landon Donovan who we had over last year was terrific when we had him on loan. I have got to say the Americans have been terrific."

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