Tim Melia suspended by MLS after tackling Cristian Roldan


Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia has been suspended for one game and issued a secret fine for violent behavior during the game against the Seattle Sounders on October 23.

The player will serve his suspension on October 27 when Sporting Kansas City meets LA Galaxy.

From MLS to NFL really fast. Sporting Kansas City’s Tim Melia has since been suspended for a match and fined a secret amount for the incident pic.twitter.com/1IPIB5OHv2

– Lizzy Becherano (@lizzy_becherano) October 27, 2021

The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee made the announcement after careful consideration and review from October 23 to 27.

The play was seen under MLS Disciplinary Committee Parameter 3, where match officials see an incident and do not issue a red card.

“In accordance with parameter 3, the MLS Disciplinary Committee shall either issue a one-match suspension in the event of incidents where the professional referee organization admits an error in the field of referee / video assistant referee (VAR) and the committee is unanimous at red card and a match or the MLS Disciplinary Committee shall issue a two or more match suspension in the event of an incident where discipline requires a suspension of at least two matches “, it is stated in a statement.

“The incident in question must be, in the Committee’s unanimous opinion of all available evidence: a clear and unambiguous red card; and gross or repeated conduct by nature, and / or such that the MLS Disciplinary Board must act to protect players’ safety or the integrity of the game. and / or clear and obvious simulation / decoration. ”

Sporting Kansas City is in second place in the Western Conference table with 55 points in 30 games as the regular season draws to a close, and qualifies for a place in the 2021 playoffs.

However, the match against Galaxy will not be easy as the California-based team will struggle to take a place on the table to gain momentum and benefits after the season.

Sporting’s head coach Peter Vermes has not turned to the media in the matter or revealed who will take Melia’s place, but he has a lot of options.

There are three goalkeeper options on the list that hold complementary roles, with Brooks Thompson as the only officially signed figure.

Vermes has not played Thompson or any of the other goalkeeper options on the playlist so far this season, sticking to Melia for all competitions, making this situation much worse at such a crucial moment of the tournament.

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