MLS Discipline: Timber forward Adi fined and suspended

For swinging his elbow into the face of Sporting Kansas City defender Ike Opara in their game last weekend, Timbers forward Fanendo Adi has been fined and suspended one game by the MLS Disciplinary Committee.

In the 26th minute of SKC’s 1-0 victory at Providence Park Adi, with Opara on his back, lashed out with his right arm and caught Opara in the face. Referee Drew Fischer, who had a minute earlier cautioned Opara for disputing a decision at the other end of the field, did not take any action.

Upon review of the incident the MLS Disciplinary Committee suspended Adi one game and issued an undisclosed fine. Adi will serve the suspension during Portland’s game this Saturday against Cascadia Cup rival Vancouver.

2 comments about "MLS Discipline: Timber forward Adi fined and suspended".
  1. Quarterback TD, April 20, 2017 at 8:27 a.m.

    Referee should also be fine for his lack of judgement. Its total BS how some players thinks it's ok to swing their elbows. It's one thing to open up your body but it's another thing to swing it knowing it can connect to a player's face. A one game suspension is too little it should be a minimum 5 this way the coach finds a replacement and warrants Adi useless.

  2. :: SilverRey :: replied, April 20, 2017 at 9:51 a.m.

    I'm ok with this. The system worked. The ref isn't going to catch everything, which is why we have the checks & balances of the review committee in place. In the past Adi would have gotten away with this completely.

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