Previous
Morocco
Ivory Coast
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Togo
Congo DR
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Bordeaux
Paris Saint-Germain
8:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Napoli
Fiorentina
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Alav├ęs
AD Alcorcon
6:15 PM UTC
Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 0
Game Details
Brighton & Hove Albion
Cardiff City
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Next

Pirlo kicks the sun

The Toe Poke
Read

Frank Lampard likely out of New York City FC's opener vs. Chicago Fire

Frank Lampard's first season with NYCFC was hindered by injuries and a late start to the campaign.

Frank Lampard is unlikely to play in New York City FC's season opener against the Chicago Fire on Sunday due to a calf strain.

Lampard's first MLS season was hampered by injuries and a late start to the season after playing a full Premier League campaign with Manchester City.

The former Chelsea star did not participate in NYCFC's practice on Thursday, but manager Patrick Vieira didn't express concern for his midfielder's condition.

"I think I'm not concerned at all because he will get better," Vieira said on Thursday. "It's just a question of time. Of course I would like to have Frank on the field training with us. That will give me one more option of players to use."

Vieira added that he would not rush the 37-year-old former England international.

"He missed a few days in the preseason and obviously he will need to spend some time training because when he is back we want him to be back for the rest of the season if he can," Vieira said. "To allow him to do that he will need a proper preseason."

NYCFC will visit the Fire at Toyota Park at 2 p.m.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.