Everton Under-18s will play Fulham in the Dallas Cup final after beating FC Dallas 3-1 at Toyota Stadium.
Two first-half strikes in as many minutes from Jack Kiersey and Southport’s Delial Brewster put the Young Blues in a commanding position at the break.
Hector Montalvo pulled a goal back for the Americans with a quarter of an hour remaining but Everton secured the win courtesy of another great finish from forward Nathan Broadhead late on.
The Young Blues will now meet the Cottagers, who beat Brazilian team Fluminense 3-2 in the night’s other semi-final, on Sunday night back at Toyota Stadium.
Photo: Delial Brewster celebration / Credit EvertonFC
An impressive number of local Evertonian’s turned out to cheer on the Young Blues, including several members of the North Texas Toffees supporters grop.
Brewster, like he had all tournament, led the forward line with good effect and it was the striker who had the game’s opening chance on 10 minutes. He was released by Broadhead and drew a sprawling save from goalkeeper Benjamin Hale.
Everton’s purposeful start set the tone for the remainder of the match and after defender Josef Yarney headed over, Kiersey scrambled in from close range with half an hour on the clock.
Brewster fired in a cross from the right for the midfielder, who was in the right place to nod home just two yards out.
Delial Brewster – Player profile
The Southport born forward’s main attributes are his power, pace and an eye for goal.
Delial Brewster joined Everton’s Academy as a 12-year-old when he made the switch from Merseyside rivals Liverpool.
He was still a schoolboy when he came off the bench as the Under-18s clinched the Premier League title at Goodison in May 2014 and was also part of the squad that reached the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup that season.
Brewster penned a two-year contract – his first professional deal – with the Club in July 2015.
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