Bundesliga

Sleepless Bayern continue summer tour of USA

New York - There is no rest for the wicked, and no rest for Germany's record champions FC Bayern München either in the city that never sleeps.

No time for sleeping

Still shaking off the jetlag after their transatlantic flight to the USA on Wednesday, Pep Guardiola's boys were on Friday given a panoramic view of Manhattan aboard a boat on the Hudson River. The new take on regeneration at least gave Bayern a feel for life in the bustling, insomniac's paradise of New York.

Indeed, Bayern's schedule would appear manageable only to a New Yorker. Since arriving stateside, they have already

seen off C.D. Guadalajara 1-0

in a friendly, opened a new office and now, done some sightseeing. Oh, and they have been training intensively for the start of the new season, too.

Onwards to Portland

It is hard to see how they have managed to fit everything in, but then with eight trophies in the cabinet in just two years, they have proven they have the will to find a way. In the afternoon, stepped into the ring at Muhamed Ali's former workout centre, Gleason's Gym, while , and USA international signed autographs at the Adidas store on Broadway.
and had perhaps the more enviable task of signing their names for fans inside New York's very own Paulaner Bräuhaus. The T-Mobile store, meanwhile, housed and for their signing session before the team eventually got some down time with a communal dinner.

After catching up on some much-needed rest, the squad embarked early on Saturday on a five-and-a-half-hour flight to Portland, Oregon, and stage two of the Audi Summer Tour of the States. On Thursday, they round off their visit with a match against a Major League Soccer All-star XI, with Bastian Schweinsteiger, Philipp Lahm, Manuel Neuer and the rest of their World Cup-winning stars set to feature.


See what FC Bayern got up to on their day in the Big Apple, courtesy of this video from our official YouTube channel: