Club América to face Manchester City in Houston, Texas
The team managed by Pep Guardiola will return to the United States for their pre-season and will face the Liga MX side.
It is going to be a busy summer for Manchester City as they aim to go on the road for their pre-season tour for the first time in over two years, due to covid-19 restrictions. The Premier League side announced on Monday that they will play against Club América in their first pre-season fixture at NRG Stadium on 20 July.
Another rival to be confirmed next week
Manchester City also announced that they will confirm their second rival of their pre-season next week although the venue hasn’t been chosen yet. The tickets for the exhibition match against Club América will go on sale starting 28 April and the television broadcast information will be announced at a later date.
“We are excited to return to the United States for this summer’s preseason trip, our first since before COVID. Our players and coaches cannot wait to play once again in-person in front of our American fans, who have shown us such great support and passion,” said Omar Berrada, Chief Football Operations Officer at City Football Group.
“Our first stop will be to Houston where we will take on Club América in our first preseason exhibition match. Houston is a city we are familiar with and have had the privilege to play at NRG Stadium before. Houston welcomed us with southern hospitality when we came for preseason in 2017 and we are really looking forward to returning to see our Texan fans.
“We are thrilled at the opportunity to welcome these two iconic teams and their passionate fans back to Houston for one of this summer’s most exciting events,” said Greg Grissom, President of Lone Star Sports & Entertainment. “Manchester City and Club América are truly global brands. On July 20, the stage will be set at NRG Stadium for another exciting chapter in each club’s storied legacy.”
This will be Manchester City’s second game at NRG stadium in franchise history after facing Manchester United on 20 July 2017. This fixture was a historic one because it was the first time that the Manchester derby had been played overseas.