The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended D.C. United defender Bobby Boswell for one game for endangering the safety of an opponent, the league announced Friday.
Boswell will now miss the first leg of D.C.'s Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup with the New York Red Bulls, set to take place on Sunday afternoon (3 pm ET; ESPN).
The suspension results from an off-the-ball incident involving New England Revolution forward Juan Agudelo in the 69th minute of D.C.’s Knockout Round match against the Revs. Boswell was shown a yellow card by referee Mark Geiger. The incident was not captured by the broadcast cameras, but was captured by the in-stadium panoramic cameras.
Minutes later, Agudelo was forced to sub off. Speaking to the media after the game, the Revs forward expressed his feelings about the incident.
Boswell, however, defended himself after the game, saying, “We were just battling – kind of off-the-ball stuff, hitting each other. I got him with a knee. Those things happen.
"He knows I was battling. I’ll apologize to him. I was never trying to hurt him, just trying to get position and, you know, it was just one of those plays.”
2015 MLS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE DECISIONS:
Week 34: San Jose's Matias Perez Garcia fined
Week 31: Houston's Davis, Rapids' Sarvas fined for escalating
Week 30: Vancouver's Waston, Fire's Cyrus fined for hands to the face/neck
Week 29: TFC's Kantari suspended, Nguyen and Waston among players fined
Week 28: Mateos, Barrera, Thompson, Barrios issued fines
Week 27: Whitecaps' Rivero fined for embellishment
Week 26: Union's Maidana suspended additional game, TFC's Warner and Impact's Cabrera suspended
Week 25: Timbers' Chara gets additional game for violent conduct
Week 24: Orlando's Ceren given one-game suspension
Week 23: Red Bulls' Perrinelle suspended two games
Week 22: SKC's Espinoza, Fire's Watson suspended; Dwyer, Kamara fined
Week 20: Vancouver's Techera suspended, Heath, Thomás, Concina fined
Week 19: TFC's Konopka suspended, two players fined for embellishment
Week 17: Quakes' Stewart suspended one game
Week 16: Toronto FC's Perquis, Vancouver's Waston both fined
Week 13: Sounders' Alonso, D.C.'s Rolfe both suspended for violent conduct
Week 12: Sounders asst. equipment manager suspended and fined for entering field
Week 11: RBNY's Marsch fined for violating policy on entering field / leaving bench
Week 10: Klopas suspended one game, Red Bulls and NYCFC violate Mass Confrontation Policy
Week 9: Jones, Abang fined as New England, New York, Vancouver found in violation of Mass Confrontation Policy
Week 8: Watson, Stertzer, Carrasco suspended and fined, Perquis fined
Week 7: Marshall, Sarvas suspended, Davies warned | Saunders suspended
Week 6: Revs, Crew SC warned for mass confrontation
Week 5: Emeghara suspended, Quakes warned
Week 4: Fred, Moore suspended and fined
Week 3: Pfeffer, Manneh suspended | Rodriguez suspended, fined
Week 2: Bekker fined, Sporting KC assistant suspended, fined
Week 1: Riley, Tchani, two staffers suspended; three others fined