[MLS DISCIPLINE]First the San Jose Earthquakes lost Alan Gordon, suspended for three games for directing a gay slur at Portland's Will Johnson. Now MLS has suspended another Goonie. The MLS disciplinary committee suspendedSteven Lenhart for two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for cleating Chivas' Mario de Luna in the face and nearly stepping on it after the defender had slid to to knock the ball away in Saturday's 2-2 tie.
Lenhart was not disciplined during the game but was subbed off shortly after the incident. Gordon was red-carded for receiving two yellow cards in the Portland match, so he had a one-game suspension added to his league-imposed three-game suspension.
The MLS Players Union informed the league that Lenhart will not appeal the suspension.
MLS also suspended New England Revolution defender Chris Tierney one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for a reckless challenge on Philadelphia Union forward Sebastien Le Toux.
Appeals of red cards issues to Chicago Fire midfielder Jeff Larentowicz and FC Dallas midfielder Brad Davis were turned down by an independent panel consisting of one representative from the U.S. Soccer Federation, Canadian Soccer Association, and Professional Referees Organization (PRO).
The panel was not unanimous in both cases so the appeal were not upheld.