CHICAGO, IL — Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund will battle in an International Champions Cup game on Friday night and you can stream the action live on ESPN3 and WatchESPN.
Live coverage from Soldier Field, will begin at 8:05 pm ET and those viewing in the United States will also be able to watch the action live on ESPN2.
After cruising to the English Premier League last season, Manchester City will look to start preparing for what is expected to be a more challenging title defense on a bang against a German side that is hoping to improve on its fourth-place finish in the Bundesliga last the season. If you can watch the football matches today. City manager Pep Guardiola likes to use the preseason to give his younger players an opportunity to force their way into his plans during the regular season, and the Spaniard is expected to do the same on this summer tour of the United States.
At the same time, though, highlighted summer signing, Riyad Mahrez, who joined from fellow English Premier League outfits Leicester City, could make his first start for the Citizens.
The game could also see goalkeeper Joe Hart featuring, following his season-long loan spell at West Ham United, despite the England international has no future in Guardiola’s plans.
Leroy Sane, who was shockingly omitted from the Germany World Cup final squad, Phil Foden, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Rabbi Matondo, Douglas Luiz and Nabil Touaizi and Brahim Diaz will also hope to be involved at some point.
“We will try to go back to basics and see our intention for the new season – to try to beat everybody like last season. I know what I have to do,” said Guardiola.
Like Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund is expected to give some of the club’s youngsters the opportunity to persuade the manager to play them more this coming season.
Mario Gotze, who will be aiming for a return to top form, will be one of the senior players in action for the German side on Friday night.
Borussia Dortmund beat FK Austria Wien 1-0 in its opening preseason game last Friday (13).