If Almiron’s injury timetable holds true, he could return for the playoffs.
The first-round games will be played Oct. 25 or 26. The first leg of the semifinals will be played at the site of the higher seed Oct. 30 or 31. The second leg will be played at the home of the lower seed Nov. 5. The Eastern Conference championship’s first leg will be held at the home of the higher seed Nov. 21, with the second leg Nov. 28 or 29.
The MLS Cup will be held Dec. 9 at the site of the competing team with the best regular-season record.
Almiron’s injury means he will miss Paraguay’s upcoming World Cup qualifying games.
After hosting Philadelphia, Atlanta United will have three regular season games remaining. It will host Toronto in its regular-season finale on Oct. 22.
Additionally, fullback Greg Garza, who has missed the past three games with a hamstring injury, is listed as questionable for the Philadelphia game. He has returned to training. The 26-year-old has started 24 games, scored two goals and added five assists.