TAMPA, Fla. – The following is the USL’s discipline report for Week 10 of the 2017 United Soccer League season:
Toronto FC II’s Anthony Osorio has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions during TFC II’s scoreless draw against the Richmond Kickers on May 24. Osorio’s violent conduct against a Richmond player in the second half will now mean he will be unavailable for Toronto’s matches against Saint Louis FC (Friday), the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (June 10) and Orlando City B (June 14).
Richmond’s Alex Lee, who was involved in the altercation with Osorio, played the remainder of the match. However, the Independent Disciplinary Panel determined after the incident that Lee committed a sendoff-worthy offense for a foot to Osorio’s back – before Osorio’s retaliation – and Lee served that one-game suspension this past Saturday against Ottawa Fury FC.
Five players have received one-game suspensions and fined an undisclosed amount for yellow card accumulation after picking up their respective fifth cautions of the season. They include the Charlotte Independence’s Joel Johnson (out Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rowdies), the LA Galaxy II’s Hugo Arellano (out Saturday against Seattle Sounders FC 2), Orlando’s Richie Laryea (out Saturday against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds), the Portland Timbers 2’s Lamar Batista (out Sunday against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2) and the Tampa Bay Rowdies’ Darnell King (out Sunday against Charlotte).
Tampa Bay’s Damion Lowe already served a one-game suspension for yellow card accumulation this past Saturday against Saint Louis.
The Independent Disciplinary Panel also issued a one-game suspension to Portland’s Rennico Clarke for a challenge at the end of T2’s match against OKC Energy FC on May 24. Clarke will serve that one-game suspension on Sunday when Portland hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2.
The following nine players enter their upcoming matches one caution away from a yellow card accumulation suspension. A fifth caution would result in a one-game suspension and undisclosed fine. Here is the breakdown per club:
Bethlehem Steel FC (1): Cory Burke
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (1): Josh Suggs
New York Red Bulls II (1): Hassan Ndam
San Antonio FC (2): Sebastian Ibeagha, Stephen McCarthy
Seattle Sounders FC 2 (2): Irvin Parra, Ray Saari
Tampa Bay Rowdies (2): Georgi Hristov, Michael Nanchoff