Los Angeles' Gonzalez to serve one-game suspension
Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez will serve a one-game
suspension for an accumulation of yellow cards and must sit out of Los
Angeles’ Saturday matchup against New England.
Gonzalez’s fifth caution, earned
during the Galaxy’s 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake on June 9, was
originally tacked on to Todd Dunivant. However, after careful review
by US Soccer at the request of MLS, it was determined that Gonzalez was
the recipient of the 84th minute yellow.
suspension couldn’t have come with a more convenient opponent lined up
for the Galaxy. New England are going through a terrible spell and have
had trouble mounting any sort of threatening offense in their last few
games, so it is unlikely that a defensively solid Galaxy squad will have
much difficulty holding off their Eastern Conference foes.
will be eligible to reappear for Los Angeles following this weekend’s