The first fixture of this year's International Champions' Cup (ICC) tournament will take place between Man City and Borussia Dortmund at Soldier Field in Chicago on Friday July 20.
Following an eventful and gruelling World Cup tournament that only ended on July 15, both sides are expected to travel with their youth and academy set-ups as their more experienced players are still on holiday.
Man City star Leroy Sane is expected to travel to feature against Dortmund, however, after being snubbed from the German team while BVB players Marco Reus and Christian Pulisic could also be slowly integrated into the pre-season set-up.
Goal brings you all you need to know about the ICC tie between the two sides.
|Game||Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund|
|Date||Friday, July 20|
|Time||2:05am BST / 9:05pm ET|
|Stream (US only)||ESPN GO|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In the United States (US), the game can be watched live on TV on ESPN 2 or streamed live online with ESPN GO.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|ESPN 2, Deportes||ESPN Go|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky or streamed live online with Premier Sports.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
Squads & Team News
|Position||Manchester City players|
|Goalkeepers||Bravo, Hart, Grimshaw, Muric|
|Defenders||Laporte, Ogbeta, Wilson, Adarabioyo, Denayer, Garcia, Humphreys|
|Midfielders||Mahrez, Foden, Zinchenko, Luiz, Harrison, Foden, Diaz, Pozo, Dele-Bashiru,|
|Forwards||Sane, Roberts, Nmecha, Touaizi, Garre, Bolton, Matondo|
Brand-new signing Mahrez is set to make his first start for Man City against Dortmund, while Joe Hart could feature for the side following his return from a season-long loan spell at West Ham United.
The likes of Leroy Sane – who missed out on participating in the World Cup with Germany after failing to receive a call-up – will also hope to be involved as Pep Guardiola will be selecting from a young squad.
Potential Man City XI: Bravo; Garcia, Adarabioyo, Laporte, Zinchenko; Luiz, Brahim, Foden; Mahrez, Nmecha, Sane.
|Position||Borussia Dortmund players|
|Goalkeepers||Hitz, Oelschlagel, Hupe|
|Defenders||Zagadou, Diallo, Toljan, Piszczek, Schmelzer, Toprak, Hakimi, Pieper, Dieckmann, Sechelmann|
|Midfielders||Sahin, Gotze, Wolf, Rode, Dahoud, Philipp, Pulisic, Burnic, Boadu|
|Forwards||Sancho, Reus, Isak, Schurrle, Gomez, Bruun Larsen|
Julian Weigl will not be traveling due to sustaining a groin injury, while Raphel Guerreiro, Shinji Kagawa, Thomas Delaney, Roman Burki and Manuel Akanji are still on holiday.
Potential Dortmund XI: Hitz; Toljan, Piper, Toprak, Schmelzer; Pulisic, Gotze, Sahin, Schurrle; Philipp, Isak.
Betting & Match Odds
The English champions are priced at 15/8 to win according to dabblebet, while a draw is available for 12/5. A win for Dortmund is priced at 13/10.
The fixture will be Dortmund's second pre-season game after winning against Austria Vienna in Lucian Favre's first game as coach, with Isak scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win.
The pre-season tour of the United States is a chance for big teams to give their youth and academy players a good experience to feature in high-profile matches for the side, what with the bigger stars still away on holiday following the end of the World Cup, with the new European club season set to start in just a few short weeks.
Guardiola will be keen to get preparations for the new season underway as he hopes to retain his Premier League title, though Man City are missing a huge chunk of their star players in Kevin De Bruyne, Kyle Walker, Ederson, John Stones, Fabian Delph and Raheem Sterling as they progressed far into the World Cup.
Players such as Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy are expected to return to the pre-season squad, however, though may not feature until towards the end of the ICC.
The fixture against Dortmund will potentially provide a debut for new City signing Mahrez, who joined the club for a £60m fee from Leicester.