NEW YORK (June 2, 2017) – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Real Salt Lake midfielder Sunday Stephen for one game and issued an undisclosed fine for serious foul play that endangered the safety of an opponent in the 54th minute of Salt Lake’s match against the Houston Dynamo on May 31 (VIDEO). Stephen will serve the suspension during RSL’s match on Saturday, June 3 against FC Dallas.
*Initially, Sunny was shown a yellow card on the play and would have been suspended for Saturday's match due to yellow card accumulation. He will now return to four yellow cards for the sake of accumulation and will be suspended upon receipt of his next yellow card.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has found New York City FC forward Rodney Wallace and New England Revolution defender Benjamin Angoua in violation of League policy regarding hands to the face, head or neck of an opponent (VIDEO). Both Wallace and Angoua have been fined an undisclosed amount for their actions in the 78th minute of NYCFC’s match against the Revolution on May 31.
New England Revolution forward Teal Bunbury will serve the second game of a two-game suspension for violent conduct in the 90+ minute of the Revolution’s match against the New York Red Bulls on May 27 (VIDEO). Bunbury served the first game of his suspension on Wednesday, May 31 against New York City FC and will serve the second game of his suspension on Saturday, June 3 against Toronto FC.
In addition, FC Dallas Strength and Conditioning Coach Fabian Bazan has been suspended five games and issued an undisclosed fine for repeatedly violating the MLS Bench Behavior Policy after previously receiving multiple sanctions for his actions. Bazan will serve the first game of his suspension during FC Dallas’ next match against Real Salt Lake on June 10, and will serve his fifth and final suspension against Toronto FC on July 1.