The MLS Disciplinary Committee has issued a one-game suspension to Houston Dynamo midfielder Luis Garrido for the elbow he delivered to Lee Nguyen in the 25th minute of last Thursday’s game. Not only will Garrido miss the Dynamo’s season finale against the Chicago Fire, but he will also be forced to pay a fine for an undisclosed amount.
The elbow, which connected with Nguyen’s neck, was whistled by the referee, but it didn’t garner a card. Upon review, the Disciplinary Committee ruled that Garrido had endangered the safety of his opponent. It should be noted that the physical holding midfielder did receive a yellow card in the 52nd minute for different foul on Nguyen.
Here’s a look at the foul that caught the attention of the Disciplinary Committee courtesy of MLSSoccer.com:
Do you think that Garrido deserved the suspension/fine? Do referees need to take better care of players like Nguyen and Jermaine Jones? Let us know in the comment section.