Liverpool FC to Face Sporting CP at Yankee Stadium in July

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When Liverpool FC begin preparations for next season they could be doing so as holders of a major trophy; perhaps two. The Reds are currently on top of the Premier League table and through to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

There is nothing the club would like better than to enter the summer off-season with the first piece of silverware won during the Jurgen Klopp era. When the summer preseason does get going, it will include a stop in the Bronx’s Yankee Stadium. On Tuesday the New York Yankees announced that Liverpool will face Sporting CP in a July 24th friendly at Yankee Stadium.

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It will be Liverpool’s second appearance at the current Yankee Stadium, having beaten Manchester City in a friendly there in 2014. Also, in 1953, Liverpool played Young Boys to a 1-1 draw at the old Yankee Stadium.

This will be the sixth ever European football match at the new Yankee Stadium, and first in five years. Sporting have never previously played in either venue

New Yankee Stadium European Football History

July 30, 2014:   Manchester City 2 (1) — Liverpool 2 (3)

June 11, 2013:   Spain 2 — Ireland 0

May 25, 2013:   Manchester City 5 — Chelsea 3

August 8, 2012:   Real Madrid 5 — AC Milan 1

July 22, 2012:   Chelsea 1 — PSG 1

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

He also contributes sociopolitical essays to Chicago NowFollow him on Twitter and Instagram. The content of his cat’s Instagram account is unquestionably superior to his.

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