Injury Report: Quartet Missing for Philly

IR Pirlo Philly

Ronald Matarrita is back in contention for minutes following his high ankle sprain injury.

The Costa Rican could feature against Philadelphia Union before jetting off to join up with his international teammates on Sunday.

Ironically, Matarrita’s last game was against Philadelphia in the 2-0 win back on April 14 at the Talen Energy Stadium and he’s since missed eight games because of the high ankle sprain injury he suffered in training.

Head Coach Patrick Vieira will be without the services of four players for this showdown with Philadelphia, with Andrea Pirlo and Khiry Shelton still on the treatment table.

Welcomed back from suspension are RJ Allen and Alex Ring, while Yangel Herrera and Rodney Wallace are away on international duty with Venezuela U20s and Costa Rica respectively.

According to, Saturday’s visitors are without Alejandro Bedoya, Derrick Jones, Maurice Edu, Brian Carroll and Fabian Herbers.

Injury Report


  • Suspended: None
  • Int’l Duty: M Yangel Herrera (Venezuela U-20s), F Rodney Wallace (Costa Rica)
  • Injury Report: OUT – F Khiry Shelton (Hamstring); M Andrea Pirlo (knee injury)

Philadelphia Union

  • SuspendedNone
  • Int’l Duty: M Alejandro Bedoya (US national team); Derrick Jones (US U-20s)
  • Injury Report:  OUT: M - Maurice Edu (left ankle/left tibia surgery recovery), M - Brian Carroll (lumbar disc herniation), F - Fabian Herbers (right adductor partial avulsion)

All-Time Series

  • Overall: New York City FC 3 wins (9 goals)... Philadelphia 2 wins (8 goals)... 1 draw
  • At New York City: New York City FC 1 win (4 goals)... Philadelphia 0 wins (3 goals)... 1 draw


Referee: Hilario Grajeda
Assistant Referees: Corey Rockwell, Jeff Muschik
Fourth Official: Mark Kadlecik

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