TAMPA, Fla. – The USL Championship announced on Friday it has issued a six-game suspension and undisclosed fine to LA Galaxy II player Omar Ontiveros for the use of foul and abusive language during the club’s contest against San Diego Loyal SC on Wednesday night. Per the player’s contract, Ontiveros could also be subject to additional discipline from LA Galaxy II.
Ontiveros addressed a racial slur toward an African-American SD Loyal player in the 71st minute of the game. None of the facts in the subsequent investigation of the incident by the USL Championship were disputed by any of the involved parties.
Ontiveros will also serve an additional one-game suspension for his red card during the contest, bringing the full suspension to seven games. The suspension will begin on Saturday night against Las Vegas Lights FC and include the remaining two games of the Galaxy II’s 2020 regular season and any postseason games this season. Should any games remain on the suspension, they will be applied to the start of the 2021 USL Championship season.