Liverpool might play in Chicago
BY BRIAN SANDALOW February 4, 2014 9:24AM
Liverpool's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (C) looks on during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England, on February 2, 2014. The game ended 1-1. AFP PHOTO / AN
Updated: February 4, 2014 3:33PM
This summer is shaping up to be a memorable one for Chicago soccer fans.
The International Champions Cup announced Tuesday that Chicago is on the list of venues for this year’s tournament. Over the weekend it was reported by World Soccer Talk that English power Liverpool will face Greece’s Olympiacos at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 26 at Soldier Field as part of that tournament.
Contrary to reports, the complete schedule was not announced.
In December, the Fire announced they are hosting fellow English side Tottenham Hotspur at 7 that night at Toyota Park.
On Monday, Dan Lobring, the Fire’s senior director of communications, said the team’s plans won’t be affected by another big game in town.
“If the (Liverpool-Olympiacos) game is happening on the 26th that wouldn’t impact our plans,” Lobring said.
The ICC is an eight-team tournament that includes Liverpool, Olympiacos, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Roma.