New York City FC will be without one player for the first engagement of the MLS season.
The Norwegian international forward is expected to return to the training field in the coming weeks.
Intriguingly, Saad Abdul-Salaam and Khiry Shelton could showdown on opposite sides of this rivalry for the first time after they switched places in the offseason.
Shelton, who has been fielded as a no.9 by Peter Vermes in preseason, has shaken off an injury and is in contention to play alongside a number of other new KC recruits.
Per SportingKC.com: “Vermes is likely to give MLS debuts to three new players who have joined Sporting KC from abroad.
“Playmaking Frenchman Yohan Croizet appeared in all seven preseason exhibitions, spending most of his time wide on the right wing. Chilean international Felipe Gutierrez will bolster the midfield, and Scottish winger Johnny Russell brings a goal scoring pedigree from England's second division.”
OUT – Jo Inge Berget
OUT – None
* According to MLSSoccer.com/Injuries
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