TAMPA, Fla. – The following is the USL’s discipline report for Week 27 of the 2017 United Soccer League season:
San Antonio FC’s Ben Newnam has been handed a three-game suspension following his red card for violent conduct against Rio Grande Valley FC on Sept. 23. Newnam will be unavailable for San Antonio’s games against Tulsa Roughnecks FC (Sept. 30), the Tampa Bay Rowdies (Oct. 7) and the Portland Timbers 2 (Oct. 11).
The Harrisburg City Islanders’ Cardel Benbow has also been suspended for three games following his red card for violent conduct on Wednesday night against Ottawa Fury FC. Benbow will be unavailable for the final two games for the City Islanders this season and the opening game of the 2018 USL regular season.
Louisville City FC’s Paco Craig has been suspended for one game following his sending off for receiving two yellow cards on Wednesday night against Toronto FC II. Craig will serve his suspension on Saturday night when Louisville visits the Rochester Rhinos.
Seattle Sounders FC 2’s Jordy Delem has been suspended for one game following his red card for serious foul play against Phoenix Rising FC on Sept. 20. Delem will serve his suspension during S2’s game against Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Oct. 7.
Saint Louis FC Head Coach Preki has been suspended for one game after being dismissed from the bench area during his side’s contest with FC Cincinnati on Sept. 23. Preki will miss STLFC’s game this Saturday against the Harrisburg City Islanders.
Seven players have been awarded one-game suspensions for caution accumulation. Bethlehem Steel FC’s Auston Trusty is suspended for Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rowdies, with the Rowdies’ Georgi Hristov also suspended for the contest at Al Lang Stadium. Orange County SC’s Oscar Sorto is suspended for his side’s game with Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds’ Jamal Jack is suspended for his side’s game with the New York Red Bulls II and San Antonio FC’s Stephen McCarthy is suspended for his side’s game against Tulsa Roughnecks FC, all on Saturday. The LA Galaxy II’s Jonathan Hernandez has been suspended for Sunday’s game with OKC Energy FC. Toronto FC II’s Liam Fraser has been suspended for his side’s game on Oct. 6 against Bethlehem Steel FC.
Three players have served suspensions for caution accumulation over the past week, with the Charleston Battery’s Forrest Lasso absent from his side’s game with Orlando City B on Sept. 23, the Portland Timbers 2’s Harold Hanson absent from Wednesday night’s game against Phoenix Rising FC and the LA Galaxy II’s Tyler Turner absent from Wednesday night’s game against the Swope Park Rangers.
The Charleston Battery’s Taylor Mueller, FC Cincinnati’s Sem de Wit, Louisville City FC’s George Davis IV, Ottawa Fury FC’s Jonathan Barden and Phoenix Rising FC’s Kody Wakasa are no longer on caution accumulation warning, having had one caution removed under the USL’s Good Behavior incentive to place them on three cautions for the season.
The following 41 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
Charlotte Independence (1): Donnie Smith
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (2): Josh Phillips, Rony Argueta
FC Cincinnati (1): Austin Berry
Harrisburg City Islanders (4): Ropapa Mensah, Shawn McLaws, Abbas Mohammed, Pedro Ribeiro
Louisville City FC (1): Paco Craig
New York Red Bulls II (3): Dan Metzger, David Abidor, Andrew Tinari
OKC Energy FC (1): Mickey Daly
Orlando City B (3): Seb Hines, Fernando Timbo, Zach Carroll
Ottawa Fury FC (4): Sergio Manesio, Shane McEleney, Steevan Dos Santos, Andrae Campbell
Phoenix Rising FC (3): JJ Greer, Didier Drogba, Omar Bravo
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (3): Victor Souto, Tobi Adewole, Danny Earls
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
Tulsa Roughnecks FC (2): Collin Fernandez, Jorge Corrales
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:
Orlando City B (1): Richie Laryea
Portland Timbers 2 (1): Lamar Batista
Saint Louis FC (1): Dragan Stojkov
Tampa Bay Rowdies (1): Michael Nanchoff
Tulsa Roughnecks FC (1): Juan Pablo Caffa
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 (1): David Norman Jr.