After earning yellow cards in each of his first three MLS games and a one-game suspension for serious foul play, rugged New York Red Bulls defender Armando had been adjusting his game, picking up just one yellow card in his next 11 appearances.
Now, he will miss additional time after the MLS Disciplinary Commitee suspended Armando for two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for serious foul play which endangered the safety of an opponent in the fourth minute of stoppage time of the Red Bulls' July 4 match against the Houston Dynamo (watch the play here). No foul was called on the play. Through the MLS Players Union, Armando submitted an appeal, but the suspension was upeheld by an independent review panel.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee also suspended Colorado Rapids playmaker Vicente Sánchez for two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for serious foul play which endangered the safety of an opponent in the 78th minute of the Rapids' July 4 match against the Columbus Crew (watch the play here). Sánchez received a yellow card on the play.
2014 MLS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE DECISIONS
Week 17: New York defender Armando, Colorado forward Sánchez suspended two games each
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