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Manchester City announce squad for Sporting KC friendly, Champions Cup

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Manchester City has announced the travel roster for its U.S. tour that includes a friendly against Sporting KC and the International Champions Cup. The news comes hours after Manchester United announced its squad for a similar summer tour.

The reigning MLS Cup and English Premier League champions will face off at Sporting Park on July 23rd at 9 p.m. on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. Among the names traveling with City are Samir Nasri, Jesus Navas, and Alvaro Negredo.

Four days after the friendly, Manchester City will face off against AC Milan in Pittsburgh in its Champions Cup opener. The final match in the summer tournament is set to be played in Miami, Fla. on Aug. 4.

The full Manchester City U.S. tour roster can be seen after the jump:


Willy Caballero, Richard Wright, Ian Lawlor


Micah Richards, Dedryck Boyata, Gael Clichy, Karim Rekik, Aleksandar Kolarov, Matthias Bossaerts, Matija Nastasic, Jason Denayer


Fernando, Samir Nasri, Scott Sinclair, Javi Garcia, Jesus Navas, Jack Rodwell, Bruno Zuculini, Emry Huws


Alvaro Negredo, Stevan Jovetic, John Guidetti, Kelechi Iheanacho


What do you make of Manchester City’s U.S. tour roster? Are the major omissions surprising to you? Can Sporting KC top the EPL champions?

Share your thoughts below.


    • Increase0

      Hart does need a break. The man only made 2 saves. He couldn’t have worked that hard.


  • Roger Maas

    I just paid $100 per ticket to not see Hart, Kompany, Demichelis, Silva, Toure, Dzeko, etc.


    • Beto

      Fool! At least you get to see SKC win!..maybe.

      Think about all of those poor saps paying $100+ to watch two reserves teams duke it out in their first preseason warm up!


      • Kyle Davis

        Seriously. What were you expecting? Even in non WC years they don’t bring/play the stars. These have been scams from the beginning ( decade +). You should have known this.


      • Calvin

        Actually, Kyle, I saw them play Chelsea last summer and both sides played nearly all of their stars. Not sure where you got that idea


  • Roberto

    What a fiasco!!! I knew this was coming cause of the WC…but a lot of people don’t know or dont think enough. Id rather go see regular competitive MLS games….shame on you whoever orgnized…and now when Bayern Munich comes it’ll be the same as paractically the whole german team and Robben will be absent…and shaqiri etc ….thiefs


    • Andy in Atlanta

      Thief? A little harsh…those guys deserve a vacation as much as anyone. Still some very talented players coming….


  • RNG

    Wow — that is a weak line-up. Only about four starters.
    Compare that to the line-up Man U is bringing — clearly they are taking the US trip much more seriously… for whatever reason.


    • Beto

      Because they don’t have as many players competing in the final rounds of the WC…


      • unbeknownst


        Hart, Silva, Toure, & Dzeko didn’t make it out of their group.


  • Todd Marsch

    Yeah, that’s a pretty weak team. I got tickets to the final in Miami, so I was thinking it would be Real and Man City, but maybe not. I guess the good thing is that whoever makes it to the final will probably be the teams taking it more seriously and playing more regulars.


  • jean

    silva,dzeko,hart,and all the other City players that went out in the group stage should be back by know cmon man.


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