The NWSL Disciplinary Committee has suspended U.S. national team star Carli Lloyd
two games for use of
excessive force in an incident the Western New York Flash midfielder was involved in with Chicago Red Stars rookie midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo
game at Toyota Park.
The incident took place late in the first half when Lloyd pulled down DiBernardo from behind by her jersey and swung around and struck DiBernardo in the face as the
daughter of former U.S. international Angelo DiBernardo
was falling to the ground.
Lloyd later apologized to DiBernardo, saying the the play was