Man City vs América Live Free Broadcast 20 July 2022
Manchester City vs Club America live score, updates, highlights & lineups from preseason friendly
All eyes will be on star forward Erling Haaland and his expected debut for Manchester City in its first preseason friendly of the summer against Mexican side Club America in Houston, Texas.
Haaland was the club's big signing, playing for his father's former club and a team he supported as a child. A prolific scorer in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, fans will be curious to see if he can replicate those exploits in the Premier League and whether he makes the defending Premier League champions virtually unbeatable.
Club America further ahead in its fitness, having played three Liga MX matches so far in its domestic campaign. It also played Chelsea FC in a Saturday friendly and pushed the Blues, who needed a late Mason Mount strike to claim a 2-1 win in Las Vegas.
The Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary.
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Manchester City vs. Club America live updates, highlights from friendly
23 mins from kickoff: It's Erling Haaland's birthday today. We'll see if he can get a goal to celebrate.
120 mins from kickoff: With Julian Alvarez plastered across the promotional images, it's safe to say we'll be seeing the ex-River Plate man on the field.
Man City vs Club America lineups
Erling Haaland starts on the bench for Manchester City as Julian Alvarez gets the nod at center forward between Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish. Newcomer Stefan Ortega starts in goal with Nathan Ake and academy product Luke Mbete in central defense.
Manchester City starting lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Stefan Ortega (GK) — Kyle Walker, Luke Mbete, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo — Kevin De Bruyne, Rodrigo, Bernardo Silva — Riyad Mahrez, Julian Alvarez, Jack Grealish.
Manchester City subs (14): Ederson (GK), Scott Carson (GK), Ruben Dias, Josh Wilson-Esbrand, Rico Lewis, Finley Burns, Kalvin Phillips, James McAtee, Liam Delap, Kayky, Cole Palmer, Oscar Bobb, Ben Knight, Erling Haaland
Club America head coach Fernando "Tano" Ortiz will likely switch up the team that started against Chelsea to spread the workload across the squad. Uruguayan attacker Federico Vinas was out against Chelsea and reports indicated that Roger Martinez (injury), Salvador Reyes (injury), and Jorge Mere (coach's decision) did not travel.