Manchester City, Club América match set for NRG Stadium

Manchester City, the English Premier League reigning champion, will square off against Club América of Liga BBVA MX from the highest division of Mexico soccer.

The match is set for July 20 at 7:30 p.m. at NRG Stadium.

This represents Manchester City's first international friendly in over two years due to COVID-19 restrictions. It's their first time at NRG Stadium since July 20, 2017.

Club América returns to NRG Stadium for the first time since meeting F.C. Barcelona in 2006. Manchester City will play a second U.S. preseason fixture to be announced later.

“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, the team president of the Texans and 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.”

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“Houston is the nation’s most diverse and inclusive city," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said. "We love sports and welcome fans worldwide to come and enjoy the electrifying atmosphere of great competition and sportsmanship. We are honored to be the host city for the match between these two outstanding teams. The event is guaranteed to be huge for soccer fans and a big win for the City of Houston.”

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