Mears is looking forward to welcoming Premier League opposition to Seattle and knows it will be a memorable occasion when the two teams meet at CenturyLink Field in July.
Mears told whufc.com: “West Ham are a great club. When I went there they had just got to the FA Cup Final under Alan Pardew.
“We had a good group of players. The one thing that stands out about West Ham is the fans support.
“I know they have been talking about the move to the new Stadium and I think it is great for the club.
“There is a lot of history at the old ground, but moving forward it is massive for the club and they can easily join the top four teams in the Premier League now."