April 28, 2018 Atlanta: Atlanta United midfielder Chris McCann works against Montreal Impact during the first half in a MLS soccer match on Saturday, April 28, 2018, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Atlanta United without 3 players for NYCFC in MLS playoff game

Atlanta United will play without Chris McCann, Andrew Carleton and Brandon Vazquez for Sunday’s playoff game against NYCFC at Yankee Stadium, according to manager Gerardo Martino.

McCann suffered a left quad injury in last week’s loss at Toronto. He is expected to miss the next three weeks. Carleton suffered an injury when he was stepped on during training last week. Vazquez has been dealing with an injury for the past few weeks.

Martino did confirm that Miguel Almiron, who has 12 goals and 14 assists, will be available.

Atlanta United will host NYCFC in the second leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals series Nov. 11 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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