TAMPA, Fla. – The following is the USL’s discipline report for Week 16 of the 2017 United Soccer League season:
Saint Louis FC’s Emir Alihodzic and the Richmond Kickers’ Fred Owusu Sekyere have both been issued three-game suspensions and suspended an undisclosed amount for their violent conduct infractions during their respective matches this past Saturday and Sunday. Alihodzic was sent off late in the second half of Saint Louis’ loss at the Charlotte Independence last Saturday for an intentional kick to another player and will serve his suspension this Saturday (Charleston Battery), July 22 (Louisville City FC) and July 29 (Richmond). Sekyere was sent off during the closing minutes of Sunday’s match against FC Cincinnati for an elbow to the face, and he will miss the next three matches this Saturday (Harrisburg City Islanders), July 22 (Bethlehem Steel FC) and July 26 (Charlotte Independence).
Tulsa Roughnecks FC’s Juan Pablo Caffa picked up his fifth caution of the season on Saturday and will be suspended for one match and issued an undisclosed fine for yellow card accumulation. Caffa will miss the Roughnecks match at the LA Galaxy II on Thursday.
Elsewhere, Ottawa Fury FC’s Andrae Campbell was issued two yellow cards and subsequently sent off during Saturday’s game at Toronto FC II. Campbell is suspended for this Saturday’s home match against the Rochester Rhinos.
OKC Energy FC’s Coady Andrews was issued a red card on July 5 for denying a goal-scoring opportunity during OKC’s match against Real Monarchs SLC. Andrews served his one-game suspension on Saturday against Tulsa.
The following 28 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 (3): Cory Burke, Seku Conneh, Giliano Wijnaldum
Charleston Battery (2): Tah Anunga, Romario Williams
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (1): Kevaughn Frater
FC Cincinnati (2): Sem de Wit, Aodhan Quinn
LA Galaxy II (1): Jean Engola
Louisville City FC (2): Paolo DelPiccolo, Kyle Smith
New York Red Bulls II (1): Dan Metzger
OKC Energy FC (1): Juan Pablo Guzman
Orlando City B (1): Zach Ellis-Hayden
Phoenix Rising FC (2): Omar Bravo, JJ Greer
Portland Timbers 2 (1): Rennico Clarke
Rio Grande Valley FC (2): Jorginho James, Todd Wharton
Rochester Rhinos (1): Ryan Felix
Sacramento Republic FC (1): Trevin Caesar
Saint Louis FC (1): Dragan Stojkov
San Antonio FC (1): Ben Newnam
Seattle Sounders FC 2 (1): Ray Saari
Swope Park Rangers (1): Kharlton Belmar
Tampa Bay Rowdies (1): Keith Savage
Tulsa Roughnecks FC (1): Jorge Luis Corrales
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 (1): David Norman
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:
Tampa Bay Rowdies (1): Damion Lowe