With the 2021/22 reaching it's conclusion last month, Manchester City have now finalised their plans for a pre-season trip to the United States ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
With the Covid-19 pandemic hampering the world of football - and the wider global population - for the last three years, foreign pre-season tours for the sport’s elite clubs have been few and far between and in many cases, non-existent since 2019.
However, as the world comes to terms with how best to deal with and control the virus, professional sport is starting to return to normality and for professional football at the highest level, global tours to destinations containing substantial foreign bases are making a reappearance.
For Premier League giants Manchester City, that will take them across the Atlantic Ocean this summer, as Pep Guardiola’s squad are set to put together their preparations for the 2022/23 season in the United States, the club have now confirmed.
Manchester City have now confirmed two fixtures will take place in the USA against opposition from Mexico and Germany.
City will first take on Club América in a pre-season friendly at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The game is scheduled for Wednesday, 20th July, before meeting the newly-crowned Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich at Lambeau Field - in Green Bay, Wisconsin. While the latter is seen by many to be a pre-season match, the club have stated that the clash will be part of what is branded as the ‘USA Cup’. This game is scheduled for Saturday, 23rd July.
While Manchester City’s trip to the United States will obviously provide fans with the opportunity to watch the current crop of global megastars in action, there is also the possibility of new signing’s being on show. The obvious name to mention is Erling Haaland - who is likely to make his first appearance in Sky Blue during the trip to the States.
In more confirmed news, the exciting Argentine striker Julian Alvarez - who had been loaned back to River Plate until the summer - is likely to finalise his move to Manchester City this summer, and be granted the opportunity to impress fans, teammates, and coaches alike in pre-season.
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