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Liverpool vs Manchester City, International Champions Cup Open Thread

liverpool manchester city Liverpool vs Manchester City, International Champions Cup Open Thread

The stage is set for the International Champions Cup game between Liverpool and Manchester City at Yankee Stadium in New York City.

The winners of tonight’s game will be the favorite to qualify for the Guinness International Champions Cup final on Monday, to be played in Miami — where the club could face Manchester United, Roma or Inter Milan.

For viewers in the United States, here’s the TV schedule for tonight’s game:

Manchester City vs. Liverpool at 7pm ET; FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go, ESPN Deportes and

Starting lineups - 

Liverpool: Mignolet, Ward, Johnson, Sakho, Robinson, Lucas, Can, Suso, Ibe, Coady, Sterling, Peterson

Manchester City: Caballero, Clichy, Kolarov, Boyata, Nastasic, Fernando, Navas, Zuculini, Milner, Jovetic, Dzeko

Before, during or after tonight’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

17 Responses to Liverpool vs Manchester City, International Champions Cup Open Thread

  1. Christopher Harris says:

    Very uneventful first half on a horrible pitch — it’s incredible how narrow that field is.

    Mike Myers sighting. Here’s an interview with him pre-match.

    Meanwhile, I continue to be impressed with Janusz Michallik. He’s adding good analysis and keeping Wynalda on his toes, literally.

  2. Brandon Kilgore says:

    Deserved goal. I find it appalling NYCFC have to play on this ‘pitch’ for 3 years

    • Christopher Harris says:

      Three years at a minimum. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re still playing at Yankee Stadium in 5-7 years from now.

      It’s not just the dimensions of the pitch, but the grass appears to be uneven in places. It’s hard to play quality soccer when the ball doesn’t travel smoothly across the grass.

  3. goatslookshifty says:

    John Strong and Warren Barton are actually tolerable together.
    I can only imagine how many crap seats there are when you turn a baseball stadium into a footy pitch…and half the players are wearing their Steven Gerrard banana skin boots.
    Man United verses Man City? Not a a bad final if it happens.

  4. Christopher Harris says:

    Great job FOX! Why not interview a MLS coach during the middle of a game as the action is being played out. And you could barely understand or hear Jason Kreis either.

    • Brandon Kilgore says:

      I didn’t realize how truly sh*t their footy coverage was until NBC came along. I fully expect their WC coverage to be the proverbial 1 step back for the game in this country.

    • Grayson says:

      This is actually a pretty American thing to do. Especially in Baseball, often in football, to interview other people while the game goes on.

      Not saying it’s a good thing, it’s usually awkward, as the play by play guy always has to judge when to chime in about the game and or when to continue the interview. Just saying, as an American sports fan, it wasn’t that odd for me, though I’d rather it not happen.

      • Jeff says:

        Agree, it’s a common but awkward practice in American sports coverage. It’s not just FOX who do it, I’m pretty sure I saw ESPN interview Tottenham’s Director of Football when they covered one of their friendlies last week during plan

  5. Christopher Harris says:

    You’ve got to love Steven Gerrard being handed a note from Brendan Rodgers via a substitute.

  6. Christopher Harris says:

    what the hell! Keith Costigan wearing Google Glasses?! FOX has jumped the shark before, but this is stupid.

    Looks like FOX is using the ICC as an experiment.

  7. Brandon Kilgore says:

    If you thought Yaya could typically care less when playing in England…

  8. KopMan says:

    Enjoyed the game, watched it on LFC GO.
    Liverpool didn’t seem sharp, but our never say die attitude got us through. YNWA

    • goisles01 says:

      For better or for worse, Rodger’s squads play to the final whistle. It’s impressive how the Premier league teams are taking this tour seriously as opposed to Real and A.C. Milan

  9. goisles01 says:

    Great atmosphere at the stadium! LFC supporters representing singing traditional Liverpool songs and YNWA without it being urged and in proper spots. The Liverpool Echo mentioned that NY had its job cut out for them after the support in Chicago and I think my City did a great job. From the Q&As in the pub and the training sessions @ Princeton to Matchday, LFC supporters have come out in force. Lets see if they get the same support in the heart of NASCAR country. It will be VERY impressive if they did.

  10. KopMan says:

    It’s great seeing the support the reds have all over the world.

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