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
, also in the fourth minute of their game. The Honduran is also suspended one game for yellow card accumulation.
-- Philadelphia Union midfielder Keon Daniel
was 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.