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LA Galaxy defender Derrick Williams suspended five games

NEW YORK (June 4, 2021) – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended LA Galaxy defender Derrick Williams for five additional matches (six matches total) and fined the player an undisclosed amount for serious foul play in the 44th minute of the Galaxy’s match against the Portland Timbers on May 22.

Williams served his red card suspension on May 29 during the Galaxy’s match against the San Jose Earthquakes. The defender will serve his additional five match suspensions on the following dates:

  • June 19 vs. Seattle Sounders FC
  • June 23 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • June 26 vs. San Jose Earthquakes
  • July 4 vs. Sporting Kansas City
  • July 7 vs. FC Dallas

The play was reviewed under Disciplinary Committee Parameter #2, in which the MLS Disciplinary Committee may act where the officials see an incident and issue a red card. The Disciplinary Committee may review the play for further disciplinary action, over and above the mandatory suspension and fine. Under Parameter #2, supplemental discipline (suspension and/or fine) will be administered if the Disciplinary Committee believes the offense is egregious in nature, and/or it must act to protect player safety, and/or it must protect the integrity of the game, and/or the player is guilty of repeat behavior.