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FC Dallas’ Maynor Figueroa suspended for takedown of Kei Kamara

On Tuesday, a yellow-card foul turned into a one-game suspension for the FC Dallas defender.

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The MLS disciplinary committee did not look favorably on Maynor Figueroa’s second-half takedown of Kei Kamara during Saturday’s Revolution-FC Dallas matchup.

On Tuesday, the committee handed Figueroa a one-match suspension for endangering the safety of his opponent. The Honduran defender will not feature for the Toros on April 8, when his team hosts Minnesota United.

Figueroa’s challenge occurred from an awkward angle as Kamara took a touch near midfield. The tackle cleaned out the Revolution forward, who spent several minutes on the ground before rising to his feet and finishing the match.

Referee Allan Kelly disciplined Figueroa with a yellow card. Ultimately, the Disciplinary Committee felt that punishment wasn’t enough.

Kamara is not expected to miss any time while recovering from the challenge.