Gabriel Farfan Suspended Three Games For Two-Footed Tackle

Philadelphia Union midfielder Gabriel Farfan was suspended two additional games -- meaning he'll miss three games in total -- for his two-footed, studs-up tackle late in last Saturday's game against Chivas USA, the MLS Disciplinary Committee announced on Friday. Farfan was shown a straight red card for the tackle (video), meaning he was already going to miss this weekend's game.

The tackle sparked an incident that resulted in the ejection of his coach, Peter Nowak, who was suspended two games and fined $5,000 for his involvement. The Union were fined an additional $5,000. Chivas USA coach Robin Fraser was fined $500 and the team was fined $2,500.

"The Committee determined the challenge was reckless and endangered Riley’s safety," MLS said in a statement. "The additional fine is being levied in part for both the egregious nature of the challenge itself as well as for failing to leave the field in an orderly manner."

For more on how this suspension will affect the team, be sure to check out Union blog Brotherly Game.

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