Or at least that’s the going rumour right now on the Twitter:
Seems the rumours are true. No confirmation from either club yet, but I’m hearing Toronto FC will play Liverpool at Rogers Centre July 21
— Luke Wileman (@LukeWileman) April 16, 2012
Which is great, right? Premier League opponent, chance for Toronto FC to shine against one of England and Europe’s most storied football clubs (with Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez and Maxi Rodriguez no doubt “injured” on a beach in Ibiza), a summer football celebration!
— Gerry Dobson (@SNGerryDobson) April 16, 2012
And…Dobson’s right. Aston Villa was nice for the tiny minority of Southern Ontario and GTA-based supporters to come out and have a little party, but LFC is a BIG CLUB. Many Toronto FC supporters are also LFC supporters, and TFC’s supporters culture overlaps Liverpool’s in more ways than one (“Reds”). Sure it’s a friendly, but coming as it is in the middle of a poor season, a BMO Field packed with rowdy LFC supporters cheering on their team as they take Toronto FC apart isn’t going to set the pulse racing for Toronto’s professional club…