FC Pune City stayed back in India to prepare for the 2018-19 edition of the Indian Super League (ISL).
Under Ranko Popovic, the Stallions reached the ISL playoffs for the first time ever but lost out to Bengaluru FC in the semi-final. Former Delhi Dynamos head coach Miguel Portugal has taken charge at the Pune-based club for the fifth season of ISL and he has an improved squad to better last season's finish in the league.
As part of their preparations, Pune City are currently in Goa to take part in the AWES Cup (The Association for the Wellbeing of Elder Sportspersons).
FC Pune City in AWES Cup
|2||06/09/2018||FC Goa Dev.||3-3||Draw|
|5||17/09/2018||Gokulam Kerala FC||3-2||Win|
|6||26/09/2018||Chennai City FC||1-1||Draw|
FC Pune City friendlies
After a shock loss to Salgaocar in their first match, Pune City played out a 3-3 draw with FC Goa's developmental team. Matthew Mills, Diego Carlos and Emiliano Alfaro go on the scoresheet for the Stallions. A loss against Dempo knocked Pune City out of the AWES Cup 2018.
The Pune-based outfit will kick off their tournament against the Delhi Dynamos in Delhi on October 3, 2018.