Ronald Matarrita will miss NYCFC’s Saturday home game due to a hamstring injury. (Photo courtesy of MLS)

New York City FC will miss three players for its Sunday clash with Toronto FC at Yankee Stadium at 5 p.m.

Defender Ronald Matarrita, who injured his hamstring with Costa Rica prior to the World Cup, heads the list. Defender Cedric Hountondji also is sidelined with hamstring problems.

Midfielder Yangel Herrera has been sidelined for the rest of the season with an ankle injury.

Defending MLS Cup champion Toronto FC won’t have U.S. international Jozy Altidore, who is still out after foot surgery May 8.

Joining him on the sidelines are defenders Drew Moor (quadriceps strain) and Chris Mavinga (hamstring strain) and goalkeeper Caleb Patterson-Sewell (elbow surgery).

Defender Ashtone Morgan is doubtful with a hamstring strain.

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