NEW YORK – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Marvin Chávez for two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for violent conduct that endangered the safety of his opponent during the game against Toronto FC on May 8.
With his opponent, Logan Emory, on the ground after a challenge in the 58th minute, Chávez elbowed Emory in the head while getting to his feet. (See video above.)
On Friday, the MLS Players Union informed the league that Chávez will appeal the second game of the suspension. Chávez will serve the first game of his suspension on Saturday when the Earthquakes travel to Seattle (4 pm ET; WATCH FREE on MLS Live). The result of the appeal of the second game’s suspension will be announced at a later date.