New York City Interim Head Coach Nick Cushing has confirmed new signing Matías Pellegrini is in contention for Sunday’s game against Orlando City SC.
The Argentine Midfielder joined up with his new Club at training this week, having signed off waivers earlier this month.
Though Cushing admitted the new recruit is not likely to start at the Exploria Stadium, he confirmed the 22-year-old could earn his first minutes for the Boys in Blue.
“He’s in contention for the squad at the weekend,” Cushing said. “He won’t start because he’s only been here for five days now.
“We’re really pleased to have him. His attitude is incredible and he’s integrated in to the group really quickly.
“That’s testament to him as a guy but also to our group that somebody can come in and integrate really quickly.
“He hasn’t had regular games in recent weeks. We’re putting a realistic expectation on when he will really contribute in a huge way for the team but we’re confident that will happen.”
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