TAMPA, Fla. – The following is the USL’s discipline report for Week 26 of the 2017 United Soccer League season:
[UPDATE] The Charleston Battery’s Romario Williams has been suspended for one game following his red card for violent conduct this past Saturday against the Richmond Kickers. Williams was originally handed a three-game suspension, but following a League review of the incident the sanction was reduced. Williams will be unavailable for the Battery’s game on Wednesday night against the Charlotte Independence.
Reno 1868 FC’s Dane Kelly has been suspended for one game following his red card for serious foul play against Rio Grande Valley FC, while 1868 FC Head Coach Ian Russell has been suspended for one game for being dismissed from the bench area in the same game. Both will be absent for 1868 FC’s game on Wednesday night against OKC Energy FC.
Phoenix Rising FC forward Didier Drogba has been handed a one-game suspension by the Independent Discipline Committee for kicking out during a dead-ball situation at Real Monarchs SLC's Danny Cruz in Saturday's game between the clubs. Drogba will be unavailable for Wednesday night’s game against Seattle Sounders FC 2.
Saint Louis FC’s Austin Ledbetter has been suspended for one game after being sent off this past Saturday against Orlando City B for receiving two yellow cards. Ledbetter will unavailable for STLFC’s game against FC Cincinnati on Sept. 23.
Two players have been suspended one game for caution accumulation, with the LA Galaxy II’s Alejandro Covarrubias to miss Saturday’s game against Tulsa Roughnecks FC and Bethlehem Steel FC’s Matthew Real to miss Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
Orlando City B’s Zach Ellis-Hayden is no longer on caution accumulation warning, having had one caution removed under the USL’s Good Behavior incentive to place him on six cautions for the season.
The following 46 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 (4): Anthony Fontana, James Chambers, Seku Conneh, Giliano Wijnaldum
Charleston Battery (1): Taylor Mueller
Charlotte Independence (1): Donnie Smith
FC Cincinnati (2): Sem de Wit, Austin Berry
Harrisburg City Islanders (3): Ropapa Mensah, Abbas Mohammed, Pedro Ribeiro
LA Galaxy II (2): Jonathan Hernandez, Tyler Turner
Louisville City FC (2): Paco Craig, George Davis IV
New York Red Bulls II (3): Dan Metzger, David Abidor, Andrew Tinari
OKC Energy FC (1): Mickey Daly
Orange County SC (1): Oscar Sorto
Orlando City B (2): Seb Hines, Fernando Timbo
Ottawa Fury FC (4): Jonathan Barden, Sergio Manesio, Shane McEleney, Steevan Dos Santos
Phoenix Rising FC (4): JJ Greer, Didier Drogba, Kody Wakasa, Omar Bravo
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (4): Victor Souto, Tobi Adewole, Danny Earls, Jamal Jack
Portland Timbers 2 (1): Harold Hanson
Real Monarchs SLC (2): Michael Gallagher, Kyle Curinga
Reno 1868 FC (1): Jimmy Ockford
Saint Louis FC (2): Wesley Charpie, Austin Ledbetter
San Antonio FC (1): Mark O’Ojong
Seattle Sounders FC 2 (1): Rodrigue Ele
Swope Park Rangers (1): Liam Doyle
Tampa Bay Rowdies (1): Keith Savage
Toronto FC II (1): Liam Fraser
Tulsa Roughnecks FC (1): Collin Fernandez
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:
Charleston Battery (1): Forrest Lasso
Orlando City B (1): Richie Laryea
San Antonio FC (1): Stephen McCarthy
Tampa Bay Rowdies (1): Georgi Hristov
Tulsa Roughnecks FC (1): Juan Pablo Caffa
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 (1): David Norman Jr.