MLS Disciplinary, Week 13: Raul Ruidiaz violent conduct

Seattle Sounders FC forward Raúl Ruidíaz has been suspended for one match and issued an undisclosed fine for violent conduct against Portland Timbers defender Pablo Bonilla in the 54th minute of Seattle’s match against the Portland Timbers on Sept. 23. Ruidíaz will serve his suspension during Seattle’s match on Sept. 27 against the LA Galaxy.

The play was reviewed under Disciplinary Committee Parameter #3, in which the Disciplinary Committee may act where the Professional Referees Organization (PRO) acknowledges an on-field referee or Video Review error, and where the Committee is unanimous that the play warrants at least a one match suspension as a clear and unequivocal red card, is egregious and/or repeat behavior in nature, and/or the Committee must act to protect player safety or the integrity of the game.