Friday, July 11, 2014

Sanchez Suspended Two Games

Today the MLS Disciplinary Committee announced a 2-game suspension for Vicente Sanchez after his tackle on Hector Jimenez last week against the Columbus Crew.  You can see the tackle here.  He'll miss the road games tomorrow in Philly and next Friday in Portland.

Its a fair punishment for what was, unintentionally, a horrible tackle.  Studs to the knee like that deserve a red and probably a further punishment.  In the long run its not the worst thing in the world either.  Giving our second oldest player (behind Mullan) a rest midseason and having him miss what amounts to a cross-country trip and back will keep him healthy and ready for the final run of the season.  Of course it would be better to make that choice ourselves.

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