Chivas USA striker Marcos Mondaini looks set to sit out a four-game ban for his challenge on Real Salt Lake midfielder Javier Morales last Saturday, according to reports from ESPN 700 Radio in Salt Lake City and Goal.com. The four games reportedly include the automatic one-game suspension for the red card he received after the play.
The Chivas USA player also reportedly faces a $1,250 fine for the incident.
Mondaini brought Morales down from behind in the 38th minute of RSL’s 1-0 win over Chivas USA at Rio Tinto Stadium. Morales suffered a fracture-dislocation of his left ankle. He also tore ligaments on the play.
The 31-year-old Argentine midfielder underwent successful surgery on Monday. His recovery could take up to five months.
After the surgery, RSL General Manager Garth Lagerwey said, “The timetable is such that we might get Javi back this season.”