European Soccer

Liverpool, Roma to meet at Fenway Park

Liverpool (Reuters Pictures)

Boston-based European club owners will have their teams go head-to-head at one of the United States' most storied stadiums this summer.

After plenty of rumors and speculation, Liverpool officially announced that they will play AS Roma in a summer friendly at Fenway Park this July. The exhibition will be a rematch of the 1984 European Cup final, which was won by Liverpool in penalties. Current Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish and former New England Revolution coach Steve Nicol suited up for the Reds that day.

According to the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool is slated to play "at least one other competitive match" during its North American tour. That match, however, will not be the MLS All-Star Game, as the clash with Roma takes place on July 25, the same day as the MLS mid-summer exhibition.

The meeting of the two clubs in Boston seemed inevitable, as Liverpool, owned by Fenway Sports Group founder John Henry and chairman Tom Werner, and Roma, owned by Thomas DiBenedetto are both linked with their ownership ties to Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox.

Intrigued by the friendly? Hope to see your MLS team play Liverpool? Disappointed the match is the same day as the MLS All-Star Game?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Zorbthegeek

    Good for long suffering New England, Lord knows they deserve it. From where I sit in Cascadia Liverpool vs. Roma > Sounders vs. Chelsea II.


  • Shark

    A meaningless friendly that is all about making lots of money while getting in shape for THEIR seasons…

    I made the mistake of going to see RSL vs Real Madrid and was disappointed for the money I paid….never again…


  • Ashley Watson

    and all star games in any sport is also meaningless and waste of money even with cool sideshows and halftime shows.


  • Ivan

    Get rid of the All Star game , please! Do not zombify MLS in the vein of NFL, NBA, etc. what a stupid stupid meaningless game this is.

    Bet, then, Garber is a NFL protege and he will continue to tell you who to cheer for, how to cheer, when to get “loud”, who gets “promoted” and other such things…


  • M

    Would be great if John Henery sold off some of those hacks on LFC and got some pitching depth for the BOSOX


  • fischy

    Good to see soccer in the city of Boston. My guess is SUM made this a priority to pave the way for a Revs move.

    Just a guess, but I’d expect Liverpool vs. Tottenham in Baltimore, 3 days later — in what might be an FA Cup final rematch. Will be quite a day in the Baltimore-DC area, with Chelsea playing Milan on the same day in Landover, Md.


  • timmytwoshoezzz

    With Boston being north of the Mason-Dixon line, why welcome the racists now?


  • jp

    lolol………good one.

    i hope LFC sells Suarez and makes a move for dempsey. it sounds far fetched, but that would help me to hate them not as much.


  • Guinness51

    Let’s hope this doesn’t turn into the equivalent of the fiasco at Wrigley Field. Illinois and Northwestern played American football in a stadium where you could only use half of the field. Hopefully, they really look at the field configurations before dozens of European players refuse to play in dangerous conditions.


  • Terry

    I live in san diego and we’d gladly take the Revs, the crew, any friendly or any MLS all-star game. Those of you who are lucky to have a franchise in your home city should be thankful.


  • JG13

    Celtic/Sporting played in Fenway in 2010 without any issues – one goal near the third base dugout and the other out in right field.


  • Charles

    I have to say, I don’t get it. American’s love their foreign friendlies I guess ?


  • bryan

    why would they schedule it the same night as the all start game?! that’s just ridiculous.


  • bryan

    chelsea and milan are playing at fedex? it’s a re-match of their game in balitmore! took me SO LONG to get to baltimore that day. but it was fun.


  • Fred

    Lol, amen brother. Can’t wait to head to Fenway for this one though. F MLS Allstars, they can’t beat a B team ManU.


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