April 24 – Premier League Liverpool and Bundesliga’s Borussia Dortmund will both be in the US for pre-season but neither will be playing in the International Champions Cup (ICC) that has become the Summer warm-up fiesta for Europe’s big clubs.
The two clubs – who share current and past history with Jurgen Klopp as their common denominator – will meet however, in Indiana on July 19. They met last year in the US as well, as part of the ICC, with Dortmund winning 3-1.
The US is fast opening up intriguing new frontiers, venues and opportunities for football and the two European clubs will make a small piece of history when the University of Notre Dame in Indiana hosts its first competitive football match in the 90-year history of its 77,000-seat stadium.
Liverpool, owned by US-based Fenway Sports Group, will then travel to the iconic Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, where they will play Spain’s oldest football club, Sevilla, on July 21.
The Liverpool trip will then be capped by a visit to New York where they will play at another legendary venue, Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, against Sporting CP on July 24.
Billy Hogan, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer, Liverpool said: “We’re heading to three incredible locations this year. Each of the stadiums has their own deep-rooted heritage similar to our own and we’ll face three great opposition teams in Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Sporting CP. This trip to the USA will be very special and we’re really looking forward to having as many of our supporters with us along the way.”
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