Is A Lampard Return Imminent For NYC FC?

Frank LampardCould Frank Lampard be on the pitch this week for New York City FC?

Published reports on Monday indicated that the former Chelsea and Manchester City man is nearing fitness and may make his season debut possibly this week. Following NYC FC’s 2-1 win Sunday over defending Major League Soccer champions Portland Timbers, New York City has an away match against Toronto FC before returning home for the New York Derby vs. New York Red Bulls.

FOX Sports’ Julie Stewart-Binks on Sunday tweeted that NYC FC Head Coach Patrick Vieira told reporters that Lampard trained (Sunday) morning and that pending no issues, will be available against Toronto or the Red Bulls.

That would be welcomed news to NYC FC and its fans, both of which have seen Lampard infrequently on the pitch since he joined the club last summer.