Everton rounded off their tour of the USA with a deserved 3-1 win over DC United.
Despite the sweltering conditions the Toffees were two up inside 16 minutes after Victor Anichebe and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov both produced clinical finishes.
The Russian’s goal was particularly pleasing on the eye, capping a fine team move.
Chris Pontius pulled one back for DC but Everton put it beyond doubt when sub Magaye Gueye scored late on.
Everton Defender Sylvain Distin #15 retains procession of the ball during the MLS International friendly match between Everton FC of England and DC United. Everton FC Defeated DC United 3-1 Saturday, July 23, 2011, at RFK Stadium in Washington DC. Photo by Saquan Stimpson
DC United outshot the English visitors, 9-4, as the game saw both ends in the second half, but Magaye Gueye’s back post finish off a Jermaine Beckford cross put the game out of reach in the 82ndminute.