I am not opposed to the sport at all, but bringing it to Fenway during the middle of the season bugs me. I am not sure if it is the digging up of the mound to make the field flat and the other crap they do to screw it up, or the lack of desire to watch soccer at Fenway. Nevertheless, John Henry and friends will be bringing Liverpool overseas to play in their other park in front of a much less enthusiastic crowd.
Liverpool FC will play AS Roma at Fenway Park on July 25 according to a release from Fenway Sports Management.
It will be Liverpool's first trip to the United States since 2004. The team is owned by Red Sox owners John Henry and Tom Werner.
Boston will serve as Liverpool FC's home base throughout the tour and the team will conduct its pre-season training sessions at Harvard. Details and ticket sales information for other tour stops and venues will be announced in the near future.
"We're thrilled to bring Liverpool Football Club to North America and provide our fans with the chance to see the team in action live this summer," Werner said. "Our goal is to create a great experience for our North American supporters while introducing Liverpool Football to new audiences."
I understand this is another business move by Henry and Werner, but there is a perfectly good stadium about 35 minutes south that is already set up for Soccer. Just sayin'.