Everton boss David Moyes was pleased to lift a trophy as the MLS All Stars were beaten 4-3 on penalties, but acknowledged it was a disappointing performance. "Any trophy is good - I would have settled for the reserve league cup or something like that," said Moyes. "It was a draw over 90 minutes but it was nice to get that bit of practice with penalty kicks as you never know when you are going to be taking them.
"The workout was important. The result is important in all football games but obviously I'd rather get a result against Arsenal in a few weeks."
"In the opening 20 minutes, I thought we played well enough to get ourselves a couple of goals in front but, after that, we struggled a bit," he said. If I'm honest, I was looking for more from the performance but to 'win' is good because it means we can leave here with confidence.
"It was a practice game and hopefully we'll learn from it. It was exciting for the supporters to see a friendly like this."
Moyes reserved special praise for goalkeeper Tim Howard.
He made two stunning stops in injury time but bettered that in the shoot-out.
"Tim has proven himself to be one of the national heroes as far as footballers go over here," he said.
"He should get a lot of plaudits because he saved the penalties really well and he played well in the game as well. He couldn't have done any more."