BY DAN KARELL
Major League Soccer’s Disciplinary Committee has announced that DC United captain Dwayne De Rosario has been suspended for two matches and fined an undisclosed amount, following a red card for violent conduct in a pre-season match.
De Rosario was shown the red card in the 60th minute of a match against the Philadelphia Union on February 23, after a tackle to Philadelphia’s Danny Cruz.
The MLS Players Union appealed the decision, and the appeal was heard yesterday by MLS commissioner Don Garber, with Garber upholding the two-match suspension and fine.
De Rosario will now miss the first two DC United matches of the season, away to Houston Dynamo on March 2, and home against Real Salt Lake on March 9. De Rosario is eligible to return on March 16, away to the New York Red Bulls.
What do you think of the MLS Disciplinary Committee’s decision on De Rosario? Do you believe it was appropriate? Do you see DC United winning their first two matches without him?
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