City's plans for football domination

Updated: July 31, 2012, 5:01 PM ET
By Roger Bennett | ESPN

"Manchester City would love to have an elite American player who can score 20 goals a season for us," said Gary Hopkins, the man tasked with overseeing the club's international development in the United States.

"But this U.S. player can't be token," Hopkins said. "If we can find a guy with an American accent who can score like [Sergio] Aguero, pass like [David] Silva and tackle like [Vincent] Kompany, we will be in business."

While the transformative powers ...

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