This Week’s Retro Active Suspension Winners Are…

This Week’s Retro Active Suspension Winners Are…

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 8, 2012
  • Leo Gonzalez

…okay I shouldn’t kid that much with the title but you get the point.

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Seattle Sounders FC defender Leo González one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for endangering the safety of his opponent in the 88thminute of the Sounders game against Philadelphia Union on May 5.

González stepped on the leg of prone Union defender Sheanon Williams.

In other news, the league also announced that New England Revolution forward Fernando Cardenas was incorrectly shown the red card in the 81st minute against Real Salt Lake. (VIDEO)

MLS is utilizing a new review process that was instituted prior to First Kick 2012, New England Revolution appealed the referee’s decision.

After examining the play, the panel (consisting of representatives of the Canadian Soccer Association, the Professional Referee Organization (PRO), and U.S. Soccer) determined that the referee made an obvious error in the disciplinary sanction, and MLS has rescinded the one-game suspension and fine for Cardenas.

For more on the red card review process, CLICK HERE.