Disciplinary Committee suspends Joseph for one game

Shalrie Joseph, New England Revolution

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NEW YORK  – A week after suspending three players for on-field actions, the Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee announced on Tuesday that New England Revolution midfielder Shalrie Joseph has been suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount for a reckless challenge that endangered the safety of his opponent.

Joseph’s action occurred in the 62nd minute of the match between FC Dallas and New England Revolution on Thursday, April 5. The veteran lost the ball in the midfield and brought Dallas midfielder Ricardo Villar down with a tackle from behind. Joseph will serve his suspension this Saturday when the Revolution play D.C. United at Gillette Stadium.

Last week, the Disciplinary Committee suspended Jair Benitez, Brandon McDonald and Atiba Harris for their actions in Week 4 games, while Danny Cruz was fined. The week before Houston's Adam Moffat was suspended for a reckless tackle, which will cause him to miss the Dynamo's game this weekend against Chicago, their first action since the suspension. Colin Clark will also miss out as he serves the first game of a three-match ban for using a homophobic slur against Seattle.