New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen has never received a red card in his MLS career, but the Disciplinary Committee thought he should have last weekend.
On Friday the MLS Disciplinary Committee suspended Nguyen one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for "endangering the safety of an opponent and bringing the game into disrepute" after stomping on the back of Real Salt Lake midfielder John Stertzer in the 57th minute of the Revolution's 2-1 loss at Rio Tinto Stadium on July 4 (WATCH THE PLAY HERE).
Referee Allen Chapman whistled for the foul after momentarily allowing advantage to RSL. No cards were issued on the play.
The ruling means Nguyen will have to sit out Saturday's match against the Chicago Fire at Gillette Stadium (7:30 pm ET, MLS LIVE).
2014 MLS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE DECISIONS
Week 17: Revs midfielder Lee Nguyen suspended for stomp on RSL's John Stertzer
Week 16: FC Dallas winger Fabian Castillo suspended four matches
Week 15: D.C. United's Fabian Espindola suspended, FC Dallas' Josema Bazan suspended, Portland Timbers' Maximiliano Urruti fined
Week 14: Colorado Rapids' Dillon Serna suspended, fines handed out to Chicago Fire, Seattle Sounders
Week 13: Fines issued to Montreal Impact's Hassoun Camara for simulation, Sporting KC's Igor Julião for hands to the face and Vancouver's Sebastian Fernandez for embellishment
Week 12: Vancouver Whitecaps, Seattle Sounders warned for violating mass confrontation policy, Vancouver Whitecaps' Pedro Morales and Seattle Sounders' Chad Barrett fined
Week 11: D.C. United's Eddie Johnson, Portland Timbers' Alvas Powell suspended
Week 10: San Jose's Víctor Bernárdez suspended
Week 9: LA Galaxy's Rob Friend fined for embellishment
Week 8: D.C.'s Eddie Johnson fined for hands to the face; Vancouver's Paolo Tornaghi suspended for entering field
Week 7: Crew's Bernardo Añor fined for mass confrontation, Chivas USA's Wilmer Cabrera fined
Week 6: Crew's Giancarlo Gonzalez fined for embellishment
Week 5: D.C.'s Lewis Neal suspended, Revolution's Jay Heaps is fined
Week 4: Toronto's Steven Caldwell suspended; Colorado's Drew Moor fined
Week 3: Toronto's Jackson and Portland's Donovan Ricketts are suspended
Week 2: Seattle's Clint Dempsey, two other players suspended
Week 1: D.C.'s Luis Silva fined for simulation