Like German champions Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund will step up their preparations for the new season by taking part in the International Champions Cup.
Christian Pulisic, 19
All three of Dortmund’s matches in the prestigious pre-season competition will take place in the United States, with a game against Manchester City (20 July, Chicago) being closely followed by meetings with Liverpool (22 July, Charlotte) and Benfica (25 July, Pittsburgh). bundesliga.com picks out five young players who will be out to make a big impression.
Sergio Gomez, 17
“At Dortmund, he plays in front of 80,000 people every fortnight,” Southgate told German football magazine kicker. “He must perform under pressure. He plays against men, and that’s different to competing with players of your age group.”
Sancho will be keen to catch the eye of Favre in the US, and he should have every faith that hard work will pay off under the new Dortmund manager. During his last spell in the Bundesliga, after all, the Swiss coach was instrumental in developing players like Reus, Marc-André ter Stegen, Christoph Kramer and Granit Xhaka while in charge of Borussia Möenchengladbach.