Three Puerto Rican strikers opted not to travel to India to play the friendly scheduled for Saturday.
Former Southampton defender Daniel Seaborne has put his move to former I-League champions Mohun Bagan on hold, in order to have a trial with Greek giants Olympiacos, according to reports from the Indian media.
Mumbai City FC are in talks with former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan, after negotiations between the Uruguayan and Atletico de Kolkata broke down last month.
I-League champions Bengaluru FC have signed midfielder Cameron Watson from Australian A-League side Newcastle Jets ahead of the upcoming 2016/17 Indian football season.
While both the sides had to settle for a nail-biting draw at the end of the Kolkata Derby, Mohun Bagan coach Sanjoy Sen believes that some of the tackles that the East Bengal players made, merited red cards.
East Bengal might have been unable to get a win over arch-rivals Mohun Bagan in the first Kolkata Derby of 2016, but coach Biswajit Bhattacharya believes that his team did well to create more chances than a full-strength Mohun Bagan side.
The London derby can take a backseat on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 119th birth anniversary, as the biggest fixture in the Indian football calendar is coming up -- the Kolkata Derby -- one of the most fiercely fought battles in India, as the two bitter rivals Mohun Bagan and East Bengal prepare to take each other on.
After scoring a goal in his debut match for Mohun Bagan, Luciano Sabrosa opined that three points were more important than his personal performance.
It is now two wins out of as many matches for Mohun Bagan AC, but their perfectionist coach Sanjoy Sen still believes that his side needs to work on a few things, as the season progresses - in particular, the defence.
Sanjoy Sen's men gathered a lot of momentum ahead of the Kolkata derby with a 4-2 thrashing of Salgaocar FC, as man of the match Luciano Sabrosa got his first goal in Mohun Bagan colours, on his debut for the club.