Ismael Tajouri-Shradi is recovering from a hamstring strain. (Photo courtesy of MLS)

Assuming no one injuries himself between now and Sunday, New York City FC will be missing only one player for its home game against FC Dallas that day.

Forward Ismael Tajouri-Shradi is still sidelined with a hamstring strain and he will miss the 6:30 p.m. encounter.

Translated: For the first time in while head coach Patrick Vieira will have virtually a healthy team from which to choose.

FC Dallas’ injury report isn’t as tidy.

Questionable are goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez (finger strain) and midfielder Kellyn Acosta (sports hernia). Acosta, a U.S. international, underwent surgery Feb. 22 and was supposed to be out from six to eight weeks.

Four Dallas players definitely will miss the match — midfielders Brandon Servania (compartment syndrome) and Paxton Pomykal (right meniscus surgery), defender Maynor Figueroa (right knee strain) and forward Jesus Ferreira (core muscle repair surgery).

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