Just a few hours from now, we will all be quite satisfied or horribly upset. On paper, Thursday’s Europa League matchup should be a cake walk for Everton, but crazier things have happened.
It’s not outlandish to think that the distractions of transfer rumours, a subpar 1-0 win in the first leg and some minor injury concerns have clouded the Toffees minds in their preparation. But let’s be positive! Football matters right now. These boys can do it!
In case you missed it
Swansea ready to reach agreement with Everton over Gylfi Sigurdsson
Swansea boss Paul Clement keen for swift resolution to this long running saga.
Toffees Mailbag: Ruzomberok, Barry, wingers, VVD, Niasse & Hibbo!
Answering all of your relevant, and irreverent, Everton questions.
Escaping Kakuma - SBNation
A quick synopsis: Soccer and the pursuit of meaning inside the world’s third-largest refugee camp. Not Everton related, but an interesting read for any soccer/football fan.
MFK Ružomberok v Everton - GrandOldTeam
An in-depth preview of today's action.
EvertonLive - Blues Arrive In Slovakia - EvertonFC.com
The club website has a real-time update of what the players and coaches are doing ahead of the away leg in the Europa League.
Everton out to keep Fab Four dream alive in Europa League decider - Mirror Online
Ronald Koeman's building a squad strong enough to chase a Champions League spot plus three cups at home and abroad.
Watford in talks with Everton over deal for Lennon - Hertfordshire Mercury
Everton are open to a sale, but Watford may prefer a loan.
Everton, Liverpool and Arsenal eye Borussia Dortmund ace Emre Mor - Daily Star
Everton are ready to challenge rivals Liverpool and Arsenal to the signing of Borussia Dortmund ace Emre Mor.
Sigurdsson poised to complete Everton transfer in the next 48 hours - Mirror Online
Ronald Koeman is optimistic that the midfielder will soon be his, with counterpart Paul Clement eager to start buying replacements.
What to Watch
Europa League: Ruzomberok vs. Everton, 2:45 p.m. ET
Women’s Euros: Denmark vs. Austia, 12 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Netherlands vs. England, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Women’s Friendlies: Australia vs. Brazil, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN3
United States vs. Japan, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN2
MLB: Diamondbacks at Cubs, 2:20 p.m. ET
Yankees at Indians, 7:10 p.m. ET
Mariners at Royals, 8:15 p.m. ET
WNBA: Atlanta Dream at Minnesota Lynx, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2
FOOTBALL IS BACK! Sort of. Head to LivesoccerTV.com for full listings