The club announced that Villa and Tinnerholm, as well as newly-signed striker Jo Inge Berget, who has the flu, would not play in Saturday's game (3:30 pm ET | Univision, Twitter; MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada).
Team Status Update: David Villa and Anton Tinnerholm to miss out today after late fitness tests.— New York City FC (@NYCFC) March 17, 2018
Jo Inge Berget will also miss out after coming down with the flu.#NYCFC
The loss of Villa, who bagged 63 goals in his first three seasons with NYCFC and opened his 2018 account last Sunday against LA, will be particularly tough for City to cover, especially with Berget also out. Villa was replaced in the lineup by Ismael Tajouri, an offseason addition to the roster, while Tinnerholm, another offseason signing who was one of the best players on the field against the Galaxy, was replaced at right back by Saad Abdul-Salaam.