- All matches will be free to stream with the exception of matches against Borussia Dortmund and Sporting CP.
- Liverpool FC won the 2019 UEFA Champions League title on June 1, 2019, against the Tottenham Spurs.
- Bleacher Report has dedicated content to sports betting in the U.S. and consistently posts odds for marquee events.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Soccer fans in America will now have the chance to go see reigning 2019 UEFA Champions League title winners, Liverpool FC, live in action. The team will play three preseason matches in the U.S., but for those who can’t make it to the stadium, Bleacher Report will stream each game.
Liverpool is set to play against Borussia Dortmund on July 19 from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Then on July 21, Liverpool will face off against Sevilla from Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
The team will then conclude their American tour by playing against Sporting CP from Yankee Stadium in New York on July 24. Matches against Borussia Dortmund and Sporting CP will not be free to stream, but they will be available to watch on TNT.
“We have millions of fans across the States, and although we try to visit as many as we can on preseason tour, having Turner Sports enables more of our supporters to get involved in our games and enjoy that authentic matchday experience,” said Billy Hogan, Liverpool’s managing director and chief commercial officer.
But, a matchday experience in England is a little different than it is in America. A big reason for that comes from the fact that betting on Liverpool FC and betting on soccer in England is legal and quite common.
Since the US Supreme Court repealed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), each state is now free to create its own laws regarding sports betting.
Some states have already taken the necessary steps in order to legalize the practice, including Indiana and New York, where Liverpool will play this month. While both states have not yet launched sportsbooks, interest in the activity is very apparent which Bleacher Report may use for its content.
Whether or not they will post odds for the Liverpool FC matches they plan to stream is uncertain, but it would tie into the current direction of the network.
In February, Caesars Entertainment and Turner Broadcasting reached a deal that would allow Bleacher Report to set up a live studio inside Caesars Las Vegas Property. Content generated in that studio will be geared toward betting on sports in the US and betting on large international sporting events as well.
Betting on soccer in the US doesn’t have nearly as much volume as other sports such as football, basketball, and baseball, but its popularity is growing.
Betting on English Premier League teams is often what many die-hard soccer fans do. Given Bleacher Report’s stance on US sports betting, it’s coverage of Liverpool’s US-based matches will be interesting to see.
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– In his career, Hasan has worked both local and state government positions—including the Attorney General’s Office in Florida. On top of being familiar with the legislative process, he has also been researching and writing on the legality of sports betting across the US. Outside of work you’ll most likely find him producing or playing music, playing sports, or working on creative writing projects. You’ll also catch him at Doak Campbell Stadium cheering on the Noles.