Pep Guardiola named four new defensive signings in his side – but it was an old face who fired Manchester City in front.
It has been all change at the back for at the Etihad this summer and Ederson, Danilo and Kyle Walker – who faces his former side – all line up in Nashville.
But John Stones popped up inside 10 minutes to head home against Tottenham – and Raheem Sterling later added a second.
And young starlet Brahim Diaz made it three at the death.
Spurs had also named a strong line-up for the International Champions Cup clash with Harry Kane leading the line.
With boss Mauricio Pochettino yet to get his chequebook out, it is a very familiar looking team.