For those who grew tired of watching world class soccer stars preventing other world class soccer stars from scoring, tonight offers a change of pace — mostly mediocre soccer players playing an exhibition match in which it’s not the end of the world if someone manages to score.
Yes, it’s Everton against the Columbus Crew at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN2.
UPDATE: The final score was 1-1. A pretty good workout for the lads, who looked ok for this stage of the pre-season. Victor Anichebe, our 18 year-old forward, was a handful and may be able to help us as early as this season. Old pros Kevin Kilbane and Phil Neville were excellent. On the negative side, Lescott, our new defender, looked shaky, and James Beattie seemed far from match ready.