MLS Suspends Michael Stephens, Mike Magee, Lionard Pajoy

May 26, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Dynamo midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson (10) and Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Mike Magee (18) attempt to get control of the ball in the second half at BBVA Compass Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

The MLS Disciplinary Committee suspended Michael Stephens, Mike Magee and Lionard Pajoy one game apiece and fined them undisclosed amounts of money for actions from last Saturday's games. All three were shown yellow cards at the time. Stephens and Pajoy were both punished for reckless challenges, while Magee was punished for "aggravated dissent."

Of the three, Magee's was probably the most noteworthy as he threw the ball toward Silviu Petrescu in the 92nd minute of the LA Galaxy's loss to the Houston Dynamo. A foul had just been called against the Galaxy as Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall failed to control a corner kick into the box.


The suspension on Stephens was not particularly surprising, either. He came in studs up on a challenge at midfield and was probably lucky that Adam Moffat attempt to leap over the tackle.


Pajoy's suspension was a little more surprising as it didn't seem to have quite the malice of the other two. Pajoy did come into the tackle with his cleats showing, but never left his feet.


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