TAMPA, Fla. – The following is the USL’s discipline report for Week 23 of the 2017 United Soccer League season:
The Charlotte Independence’s Alex Martinez has been suspended four games after his ejection for spitting at an opponent in this past Saturday’s game against Toronto FC II. Martinez will miss the Independence’s games against the Richmond Kickers (Sept. 2), the Charleston Battery (Sept. 9), Ottawa Fury FC (Sept. 16) and the Tampa Bay Rowdies (Sept. 23).
The Swope Park Rangers’ Soony Saad has been suspended for three games after being sent off for violent conduct in the club’s contest with Reno 1868 FC. Saad will be ineligible for the Rangers’ games against OKC Energy FC (Sept. 2), Orange County SC (Sept. 9) and San Antonio FC (Sept. 17).
Three other players have been suspended for one game after receiving red cards in Week 23. Saint Louis FC’s Seth Rudolph is ineligible for Wednesday night’s game against Toronto FC II, Tulsa Roughnecks FC’s Modou Jadama is ineligible for Wednesday night’s game against Seattle Sounders FC 2 and Reno 1868 FC’s Brenton Griffiths is ineligible for Saturday night’s game against Orange County SC.
Ottawa Fury FC assistant coach Bruce Grobbelaar has received a one-game suspension after being sent from the bench in this past Sunday’s game with the New York Red Bulls II. Grobbelaar will be unavailable for the club’s game against Saint Louis FC on Sept. 3.
OKC Energy FC’s Coady Andrews is no longer on caution accumulation warning, having had one caution removed under the USL’s Good Behavior incentive to place him on three cautions for the season.
The following 40 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 (5): Anthony Fontana, Matthew Real, Seku Conneh, Giliano Wijnaldum, Auston Trusty
Charleston Battery (1): Taylor Mueller
Charlotte Independence (1): Enzo Martinez
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (2): Josh Phillips, Tae-Seong Kim
FC Cincinnati (1): Sem de Wit
Harrisburg City Islanders (2): Abbas Mohammed, Mouhamed Dabo
Louisville City FC (2): George Davis IV, Paco Craig
New York Red Bulls II (2): David Abidor, Andrew Tinari
Orlando City B (2): Seb Hines, Fernando Timbo
Ottawa Fury FC (1): Sergio Manesio
Phoenix Rising FC (5): JJ Greer, Didier Drogba, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Kody Wakasa, Omar Bravo
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (2): Tobi Adewole, Danny Earls
Real Monarchs SLC (1): Michael Gallagher
Reno 1868 FC (2): Jordan Murrell, Lindo Mfeka
Rochester Rhinos (1): Wal Fall
San Antonio FC (4): Sebastien Ibeagha, Cesar Elizondo, Mark O’Ojong, Kris Tyrpak
Swope Park Rangers (2): Lebo Moloto, Liam Doyle
Tampa Bay Rowdies (1): Keith Savage
Toronto FC II (1): Liam Fraser
Tulsa Roughnecks FC (1): Jorge Luis Corrales
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 (1): Francis de Vries
The following are one caution away from a yellow card accumulation suspension for receiving an eighth caution, which would result in a one-game suspension and undisclosed fine:
Harrisburg City Islanders (1): Tiago Calvano
LA Galaxy II (1): Alejandro Covarrubias
Orlando City B (2): Richie Laryea, Zach Ellis-Hayden
San Antonio FC (1): Stephen McCarthy
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 (1): David Norman Jr.