TAMPA, Fla. – The following is the USL’s discipline report for Week 19 of the 2017 United Soccer League season:
Three players have been suspended for one game after receiving red cards during contest this past weekend. Rio Grande Valley FC’s Eric Bird is suspended for Wednesday’s game against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, Bethlehem Steel FC’s Aaron Jones will be suspended for his side’s game against Ottawa Fury FC on Saturday, and FC Cincinnati’s Djiby Fall will be suspended for Saturday’s game against Orlando City B.
FC Cincinnati’s Dallas Jaye has been handed a two-game suspension for his red card for abusive language on July 29, which will also see the goalkeeper suspended for FCC’s game on August 12 against Louisville City FC.
Toronto FC II’s Brandon Onkony was suspended for one game following his red card against the Rochester Rhinos on July 26, and served his suspension this past Saturday during TFC II’s game against Ottawa Fury FC.
Two assistant coaches have been suspended for one game after being dismissed from the bench area. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2’s Steve Medel is suspended for Wednesday’s game against Rio Grande Valley FC, while FC Cincinnati’s Yoann Damet is suspended for Saturday’s game with Orlando City B.
Four players have been suspended for one game after accumulating five yellow cards on the season. Two suspensions will be served on Wednesday, with Orlando City B’s Zach Ellis-Hayden unavailable for his side’s game with the Harrisburg City Islanders and Rio Grande Valley FC’s Jorginho James suspended for the Toros’ game with Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2.
The two remaining accumulation suspensions will occur this Saturday, with the Tampa Bay Rowdies’ Tamika Mkandawire suspended for his side’s game against the Harrisburg City Islanders, and Saint Louis FC’s Dragan Stojkov suspended for his team’s contest with the Swope Park Rangers.
The Charlotte Independence’s Joel Johnson will also serve a one-game suspension on Saturday against Louisville City FC after receiving his eighth yellow card of the season against Bethlehem Steel FC on July 29.
The Swope Park Rangers’ Kharlton Belmar 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 32 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
Charlotte Independence (1): Enzo Martinez
FC Cincinnati (3): Sem de Wit, Aodhan Quinn, Kenney Walker
Harrisburg City Islanders (2): Mouhamed Dabo, Abass Mohammed
LA Galaxy II (1): Alejandro Covarrubias
New York Red Bulls II (2): David Abidor, Dan Metzger
OKC Energy FC (1): Coady Andrews
Orlando City B (1): Paul Clowes
Phoenix Rising FC (3): Omar Bravo, JJ Greer, Didier Drogba
Portland Timbers 2 (1): Rennico Clarke
Real Monarchs SLC (1): Michael Gallagher
Reno 1868 FC (2): Jordan Murrell, Lindo Mfeka
Rio Grande Valley FC (1): Todd Wharton
Rochester Rhinos (1): Wal Fall
Sacramento Republic FC (1): Trevin Caesar
Saint Louis FC (1): Konrad Plewa
San Antonio FC (1): Ben Newnam
Swope Park Rangers (1): Liam Doyle
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:
Harrisburg City Islanders (1): James Thomas
Orlando City B (1): Richie Laryea
San Antonio FC (1): Stephen McCarthy
Tampa Bay Rowdies (1): Damion Lowe