SAN FRANCISCO — Manchester City and Club América will bring out the big boys when they collide in a Herbalife World Football Challenge match at AT&T Park on Saturday (8 pm, TeleFutura).
The reigning FA Cup champs will feature a bevy of 2010 World Cup veterans. Among the list are English internationals Joe Hart, Shawn Wright-Phillips, James Milner and Gareth Barry. Also included are Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong, Ivory Coast’s Yaya Touré, and German defender Jérôme Boateng.
Highlighting manager Roberto Mancini’s travel roster is Spanish midfielder and 2010 World Cup champ David Silva.
Club América, led by manager Carlos Reinoso, will show up with Mexican internationals Óscar Rojas, Matías Vuoso and Carlos Valenzuela, and the attacking ranks will boast Argentine forward Daniel Montenegro, Uruguay international Vicente Sánchez, and Brazilian playmaker Adolfo Rosinei.
Also in the squad will be American international Edgar Castillo and American-born Isaac Acuña, who return to the club after loan spells at Puebla and Querétaro, respectively.
The match between Manchester City and Club América will be the first for each in the World Football Challenge. The Citizens also have matches against Vancouver and the LA Galaxy lined up, while las Águilas will also face off against Juventus and Barcelona.
MANCHESTER CITY ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS: Joe Hart (ENG), Stuart Taylor (ENG), Eirik Johansen (NOR), Loris Karius (GER)
DEFENDERS: Micah Richards (ENG), Jérôme Boateng (GER), Vincent Kompany (BEL), Joleon Lescott (ENG), Dedryck Boyata (BEL), Gaël Clichy (FRA), Aleksandar Kolarov (SRB), Ryan McGivern (NIR), Stefan Savic (MON), Frederic Veseli (SWI)
MIDFIELDERS: Shaun Wright-Phillips (ENG), Vladimir Weiss (SVK), James Milner (ENG), Gareth Barry (ENG), Yaya Touré (CIV), Nigel de Jong (NED), David Silva (ESP), Adam Johnson (ENG), Denís Suárez (ESP), Andrea Mancini (ITA)
FORWARDS: Mario Balotelli (ITA), Edin Dzeko (BIH), John Guidetti (SWE)
MANAGER: Roberto Mancini
CLUB AMÉRICA ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS: Armando Navarrete (MEX), Hugo González (MEX), Leonín Pineda (MEX)
DEFENDERS: Óscar Rojas (MEX), Carlos Valenzuela (MEX), Jorge Reyes (MEX), Erik Pimentel (MEX), Patricio Treviño (MEX), George Corral (MEX), Aquivaldo Mosquera* (COL), Paul Aguilar* (MEX), Ventura Alvarado (EE.UU.)
MIDFIELDERS: Adolfo Rosinei (BRA), Miguel Layun (MEX), Joaquín Martínez (MEX), Jesús Molina (MEX), Alejandro Chavez (MEX), Jorge Urias (MEX), Edgar Castillo (USA), Juan Carlos Medina (MEX), Jesús Leal (MEX), Ademar Rodríguez (MEX)
FORWARDS: Daniel Montenegro (ARG), Vicente Sánchez (URU), Matías Vuoso (MEX), Daniel Márquez (MEX), Raúl Alonso Jiménez (MEX), Isaac Acuña (MEX), Christian Benítez* (ECU), Renato González (MEX)
MANAGER: Carlos Reinoso
Note: Players whose names are followed by an asterisk are scheduled to join their club at a later date.