Liverpool Football Club today announced they will kick off their 2012 Standard Chartered presented tour of North America with a friendly match against MLS side Toronto FC.
The Reds will take on Toronto FC at 4pm (local time) on July 21 at the 47,000 capacity Rogers Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team.
Today's announcement comes on the heels of the news that Liverpool will visit Boston's Fenway Park to take on Italian giantAS Roma on July 25 and Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium to face Premier League rivals Tottenham FC on July 28.
Tickets for the Boston match, which is part of Fenway Park's 100th anniversary celebration, go on sale on Saturday April 28 with tickets for the Baltimore clash available now via www.lfctour.com
The game against Toronto, who became the first Canadian team to enter the MLS back in 2007, will form part of the World Football Challenge.
Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre commented: "We're delighted to be opening our North American tour in Canada with a game against Toronto FC. We played Porto at the same stadium - when it was the SkyDome - back in 2004 in front of over 40,000 fans and it will be great to give our fans in the region another chance to see Liverpool play. With the three games we now have scheduled in Toronto, Boston and Baltimore, we hope that as many of our supporters as possible will have the chance to see the team in action."
Gavin Laws, Group Head of Corporate Affairs at Standard Chartered, said: "Now that the game against Toronto FC has been confirmed, Liverpool's Canadian fans can look forward to seeing the Reds play one of their top local teams - a truly exciting prospect and one that many fans will undoubtedly relish."
Ticket selling arrangements for the match in Toronto will be announced on www.lfctour.com shortly.
For all the latest updates and ticket news on Liverpool's North America tour - including the chance to buy tickets online now for the game with Tottenham in Baltimore and to enter a competition to win a pair of tickets to our first home league game next season - visit www.lfctour.com