Manchester City's participation in the Guinness International Champions Cup can only be considered a success.
Yes, City squandered two second-half leads to Liverpool and thereby ceded a spot in the Cup final to the Reds. But City did not really need to win this minor prize with four more legitimate trophies in their sights in the 2014-15 season.
So much went right for City that the winners necessarily outnumber the losers. That's exceptionally bad news for the losers who failed to be lifted by City's surging tide in the United States.
Here, then, is a look at the risers and stumblers from City's Guinness International Champions Cup performances.