USL announced its regular disciplinary report on Wednesday, and an Orange County Blues player has gotten an extended sanction for his red card.
Defender Josh Suggs, sent off in the second half on Saturday in the Blues' 1-1 draw against Seattle Sounders 2 for stamping on midfielder Duncan McCormick, has been suspended two games and fined an undisclosed amount for the offense, termed to be "violent conduct" in the league's release.
While it looked like Suggs was more clumsy than malicious with the challenge (and even many S2 fans were of the opinion that the stamp was not intentional), a stamp is never really a play to be encouraged. At the same time, while he did get an additional game added to the standard one-game ban for a red card, the apparent lack of intention on the play probably resulted in it being a shorter ban than what it could have been. For some perspective, Sacramento Republic's Rodrigo Lopez was recently banned for three games.
As a result of the suspension, Suggs, pretty much ever-present at left back this season, will miss the home-and-away games against LA Galaxy II on Saturday and June 19, the Blues' next league matches.
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