Andrea Pirlo-CLB-NYC-4.29.17

For the third straight game, Andrea Pirlo was held out of the lineup by New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira.

In fact, the high-priced midfielder didn’t even make the trip to Texas as NYCFC collided with FC Dallas in a showdown between two of the top teams in each conference on Sunday night.

But according to some reports, Pirlo’s string of games on the bench could end soon. NYCFC have a quick turnaround with another road game at Real Salt Lake on Wednesday (9 pm ET, MLS LIVE) and the Italian star may have a role to play there.