Khiry Shelton is still sidelined with a hamstring injury. (Photo courtesy of NYCFC)

New York City FC will be without three players for Wednesday’s game at Real Salt Lake.

Costa Rican defender Ronald Matarrita (high ankle sprain) and midfielder-forward Khiry Shelton (hamstring) still are recovering from injuries, while midfielder Yangel Herrera is with Venezuelan at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in South Korea.

RSL will be without four players on the United States’ U-20s squad at the world championships — Danny Acosta, Justen Glad, Brooks Lennon and Sebastian Saucedo.

City midfielder Alex Ring is one yellow card away from a suspension.

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