Date: 2nd May 2016 at 12:18pm
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Liverpool FC have announced that their U21 team will play in the US this summer

Liverpool FC have announced that their U21 team will play in the US this summer

Liverpool FC U21s will visit the USA in May for friendly fixtures in California and Nevada against 2014 United Soccer League Champion side Sacramento Republic FC.

The friendlies will kick off at Republic FC’s home pitch at Bonney Field on Saturday, 21st May at 7.30pm and will be followed by a second match at Greater Nevada Field, Reno on Wednesday 25th May at 7pm.

Alex Inglethorpe, Liverpool FC Academy Director said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for our U21s to gain valuable experience competing against quality opposition in the USA,”

“The tour will also provide players and staff with a wonderful opportunity to meet the many LFC supporters in the USA ahead of the First Team’s visit this summer.”

Republic FC has hosted numerous international clubs at Bonney Field since its inaugural season including the West Bromwich Albion, Newcastle United, Sunderland AFC, Atlas FC of Liga MX and Scottish Championship’s Rangers FC.

Paul Buckle, Sacramento Republic FC Technical Director and Head Coach, said: “These matches provide a massive opportunity for our fans to see the players currently coming through the ranks at Liverpool Football Club,”

“There will be some serious talent on show in this next generation of players and they will prove a big test for us and this will also be another step in the right direction for our club.”

The second leg of the friendly fixtures will be played at Greater Nevada Field – future home of Reno 1868 FC. The expansion USL club will begin league play in 2017, but is hosting two matches this summer featuring Republic FC in preparation for their inaugural season.

Eric Edelstein, President of Reno 1868 FC said: “We are overjoyed to host the U21s of one of the world’s most decorated football clubs for our first ever professional soccer match at Greater Nevada Field in downtown Reno.”

“By bringing an English Premier League Club to Nevada for the first time, we will show the world that Reno is ready for professional soccer.”

LFC U21s fixtures in California and Nevada are just one element of a programme of activity Liverpool FC are delivering in 2016 to bring American fans closer to the Club, with the First Team visiting the USA in July to take part in International Champions Cup (ICC) fixtures against AC Milan and Chelsea. For more information on the ICC please visit www.internationalchampionscup.com.

Full match details as follows:

Sacramento Republic FC v Liverpool FC U21’s

Saturday May 21, 7:30 p.m. kickoff

Bonney Field, Sacramento, California

Tickets priced at $27 and will go on sale to the general public on April 30 at 10 a.m. PT at www.ticketmaster.com (Promo code REDS for LFC fans wishing to sit at the Liverpool FC end)

Note: The match on May 21 is included in the Republic FC Season Ticket Holder package.

Sacramento Republic FC v Liverpool FC U21’s

Wednesday May 25, 7:00 p.m. kickoff

Greater Nevada Field, Reno, Nevada

Tickets priced from $20 and will go on sale to the general public on April 30 at 10 a.m. PT at www.ticketreturn.com (Promo code supportlfc for LFC fans wishing to sit at the Liverpool FC end)

Please note: Tickets have been held at both venues for Liverpool FC supporters. For additional details, please visit SacRepublicFC.com or reno1868fc.com.