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Anton Tinnerholm out, Héber returns against Atlanta

NYCFC regain their star striker, but lose their starting right back for a key midweek matchup

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

If New York City FC are able to beat Atlanta United this Wednesday, they can clinch first place in the Eastern Conference — which gives them home-field advantage in the playoffs as well as a birth into the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League — so long as the Philadelphia Union either lose or draw against the San Jose Earthquakes.

For this particular key match, star forward Héber has been confirmed to be available for selection. Unfortunately, right back Anton Tinnerholm has been ruled out following a concussion sustained this past weekend against FC Dallas.

Additionally, Keaton Parks — who left the Dallas game with a hamstring injury — is listed as questionable.

While fans are sure to rejoice at Héber’s return, Tinnerholm’s injury is sure to have some effect, as will Parks’ potential to miss this contest.

Because of these injuries, it is likely that Eric Miller and Ebenezer Ofori will be called into action against Atlanta tomorrow night.