MLS suspends 3 players after last weekend's games

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Associated Press

Posted on August 3, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 3 at 5:04 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer suspended three players for their actions in games last weekend.

Real Salt Lake's Yordany Alvarez was suspended three games Friday for a reckless challenge on New York's Tim Cahill, while Philadelphia's Keon Daniel and Colorado's Hendry Thomas were each suspended one game.

Daniel was cited for "an act of violent conduct" because he kicked the ball after a whistle while Whitecaps midfielder Jun Marques Davidson was on top of it. Then Davidson head-butted Daniel in the back and was sent off.

Thomas committed a reckless challenge on Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Hector Jimenez. He also has a one-game suspension to serve for accumulating yellow cards, so he will miss the Rapids' next two games.

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