City's opening game against Borussia Dortmund drew a crowd of 34,629 at the Soldier Field in Chicago - around half full - while Liverpool's win over Dortmund at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte yesterday drew over 55,000, but still 20,000 short of capacity, perhaps a sign of friendly fatigue among American fans.
Sancho had something of a fractious relationship with City during his final months at the club and took the chance to leave for Dortmund on deadline day last August. Starting goalkeeper Ederson is not on the roster for the USA preseason tour, having returned from participation in the 2018 World Cup with Brazil, although he didn't play as he served as Alisson's backup.
But, more important, he hinted that he has the flexibility and intelligence needed to fit into Guardiola's fluent tactical systems, which last season led to City's record-breaking Premier League triumph.
The 31-year-old, who joined City in 2006, has made just one competitive appearance for the club following manager Pep Guardiola's arrival in 2016.
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"We spoke while we worked in this one week and the courage, intensity and desire to play was very good".
"All the players did very good things".
"I'm happy that we won and happy to play against my old club. I'm open, but I want to do what's right for me at this point of my career and I want to give all of myself to the right cause". I'm glad he has faith in me.
Jack Harrison should have done better just before the interval when he miscued a shot from close range and then Mahrez forced a great save from Dortmund keeper Marwin Hitz.
However, having only played a handful of games between them last season, they could be set for loan spells to gain experience.
The England global, who has 75 caps under his belt, is sure to start as Machester City's third choice goalkeeper after Ederson and Claudio Bravo. I'm so satisfied with the guys. "Obviously, a lot of small details have to be improved, but I'm focused on the positives for tonight".