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Keaton Parks and Ismael Tajouri-Shradi both training in full in preparation for playoffs

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Two key City players seem to have recovered from their injuries

MLS: New York City FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

I don’t know about you, but I feel like New York City FC’s chances of winning the MLS Cup this season is dependent upon how effectively they can avoid injuries, especially to key players. And while we still are awaiting word on Héber and what his status is for the Eastern Conference Semifinal, word is that two key players will be ready come game day.

Earlier today, Roberto Abramowitz revealed on Twitter that both Keaton Parks and Ismael Tajouri-Shradi were back to training in full in preparation for NYCFC’s playoff run.

The returns of Parks and Tajouri-Shradi are both huge news for the Blues as they will need all hands on deck if they wish to make a legitimate run towards silverware this season. And if Héber can make a full recovery in time from an injury sustained in warmups for the team’s season finale against the Philadelphia Union, then the club is very much at full strength.

To help maintain fitness and avoid too lengthy of a layoff, NYCFC will face the Chicago Fire in a closed-door exhibition game on Thursday. Per agreements between both teams, the results will not be publicly disclosed. So, please Domé — for the love of God — make some changes and don’t overwork the boys!