NBCSN to televise Liverpool v. AS Roma 'Football at Fenway' friendly July 23 in primetimeby jmaloni
NBCSN will televise Liverpool's first match in the U.S. in 2014 as the Reds meet AS Roma in a "Football at Fenway" friendly at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday, July 23, it was announced today.
NBCSN will produce a special pre-match show at 7 p.m. Kickoff follows at 7:30 p.m. Announcers will be named at a later date.
On Barclays Premier League "Championship Sunday" on May 11, Liverpool secured a second-place finish in the Premier League and their first UEFA Champions League berth since 2009-10 with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Newcastle at Anfield. AS Roma clinched second place in Serie A this season, also securing a Champions League berth. The two clubs last squared off on July 25, 2012 - also at Fenway Park - before a sold out crowd of more than 37,000 fans.
For Liverpool, the match marks the start of the team's four-match 2014 U.S. preseason tour.
The 2014-15 Premier League season kicks off Saturday, Aug. 16.