Manchester City announce squad for Sporting KC friendly, Champions Cup

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By TATE STEINLAGE 

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:

GOALKEEPERS

Willy Caballero, Richard Wright, Ian Lawlor

DEFENDERS

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

MIDFIELDERS

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

FORWARDS

Alvaro Negredo, Stevan Jovetic, John Guidetti, Kelechi Iheanacho

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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.

 

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16 Responses to Manchester City announce squad for Sporting KC friendly, Champions Cup

  1. Freddy says:

    I’m guessing World Cup guys are getting a break?

    • Increase0 says:

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

  2. Roger Maas says:

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

    • Increase0 says:

      Navas and Nasr are kinda good…

      Wish Dzeko was there. =/

    • Beto says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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

  3. Zippy says:

    Oh man, I just remembered Scott Sinclair existed!!

  4. Roberto says:

    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 says:

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

  5. Mikebsiu says:

    Holy crap, I forgot Richard wright existed.

  6. RNG says:

    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.

  7. Todd Marsch says:

    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.

  8. jean says:

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