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Three players suspended for early incidents
August 3rd, 2013 3:29AM
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[MLS DISCIPLINE] The MLS Disciplinary Committee came down hard on players for violent conduct or reckless challenges early in three matches last Saturday that did not result in red cards. In the most serious incident,  Real Salt Lake midfielder Yordany Alvarez was suspended three games for a reckless challenge that injured New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill.

Alvarez's foul drew only a yellow card came the fourth minute of the New York-Real Salt Lake game.

-- Colorado's Hendry Thomas was suspended one game and fined for a reckless challenge on LA Galaxy midfielder Hector Jimenez, also in the fourth minute of their game. The Honduran is also suspended one game for yellow card accumulation.

-- Philadelphia Union midfielder Keon Danielwas suspended one game and fined for a foul on Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder in eighth minute of their game. Davidson retaliated by head-butting Daniel and drew a red card.


7 comments
  1. Joe Smith
    commented on: August 3, 2013 at 10:49 a.m.
    Like it or not, but finally is the truth and only truth: MLS is full of this kind of Morons!!!, trying to hurt other players, just for the fun of it. Just to show how big and strong of a men they are. Because they can't do it by improving their skills, them they prefer to hurt better ones. We need to look at the receiving end injuries, not to the satisfaction and the lack of skills from the person who is the culprit. This kind of players shouldn't be allow in the pitch, and if they are, they should be punish this way and even worst for their terrible actions. I am sure that we will find people here in socceramerica blog, trying to justified their actions, but before you do that, let me tell you: It is unacceptable, it is unprofessional and ethical trying to hurt somebody , just because they are better that you are!, It is very simple, you do not need a brain to hurt somebody, an idiot can do it. And one of them, ended my pro career!!!..
  1. Frank Cardone
    commented on: August 3, 2013 at 11:33 a.m.
    I agree 100% with Joe Smith. There is no place in MLS for morons, thugs and head cases. The same holds true for the US national team. JK should remove Jermaine Jones from the roster as soon as possible.
  1. JCR 3
    commented on: August 3, 2013 at 11:56 a.m.
    I am encouraged by the 3 game suspension on Alvarez. I don't think it was an intentional act to injure, but the level of refereeing in this league that encourages this type of play by not calling fouls nevermind yellow or red cards. You see players such as Collie on KC succeed above their level of play and other similar players by this type of refereeing. Sloppy tackles like this are more the norm than the exception in MlS.
  1. Bruce Gowan
    commented on: August 3, 2013 at 12:38 p.m.
    Its about time and I hope it means that MLS is going to crack down on excessive and un-necessary rough play. The refs need to get the word and the support from the league to call it closer.
  1. Allan Lindh
    commented on: August 3, 2013 at 1:20 p.m.
    Should institute a Kobalenko award at end of year. And publish the entire list of contenders. But to continue to dump on Jermaine Jones isn't fair. Show me one tackle that was in the "break his leg" category. He's just a big rough clumsy cob who plays hard, but no way is he a Nigel de Jong.
  1. R2 Dad
    commented on: August 3, 2013 at 2:56 p.m.
    Links: http://www.mlssoccer.com/video/2013/07/27/yellow-yordany-alvarez-gets-early-booking Even the announcer thinks it should be red. ...and all three together: http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/02/mls-disciplinary-committee-suspends-three-for-this-weekend-videos/
  1. John Soares
    commented on: August 3, 2013 at 4:10 p.m.
    MLS takes good steps... Makes the right decision. Hope it is a trend an not an exception. Both coaches and players will get the message.... eventually.

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