Andrea Pirlo has recovered from his injury and is ready for selection for NYCFC Wednesday night. (FrontRowSoccer.com Photo)
Midfielder Andrea Pirlo is ready to play for New York City FC. The same, however, can’t be said of center back Maxime Chanot.
The former Italian international has recovered from a knee injury that has kept him out for almost a month and is available for selection against the Red Bulls for Wednesday night’s encounter in the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup match at Red Bull Arena.
Chanot suffered a hamstring injury in Luxembourg’s 5-0 World Cup qualifying defeat at the Netherlands Friday. It was not known whether the regular center back will be available for Wednesday night. He left the field in the 25th minute.
Midfielder-forward Khiry Shelton, who is recuperating from a hamstring injury, is still two weeks away.
“We didn’t play for quite a while, have players coming back from injuries, and have most of our players available, so it’s going to be good to give some players time as well,” NYCFC head coach Patrick Vieira told NYCFC.com. “So, the mix, the balance of the team has to be good.”