Cichero given two-game suspension

Cichero given two-game suspension

Major League Soccer

Cichero given two-game suspension



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Red Bulls defender Gabriel Cichero has been suspended for an additional game along with the one-game suspension he was already set to serve for his elbowing of Danny Dichio in the Red Bulls 2-0 win against Toronto FC on Sunday.

Playing in just his second MLS match for the club, Cichero was ejected after going up for a challenge and catching Dichio in the face with an elbow. The incident forced Dichio, who was in just his second game back from a concussion, to leave the match.

Cichero will now miss the Red Bulls upcoming key clashes with Houston and D.C. United.

What’s my take? I think MLS might have felt compelled to act considering Dichio’s recent concussion issus, but if so, is that fair to Cichero? I don’t think it was a malicious elbow and Cichero doesn’t appear to swing it with the intent to hit Dichio, but I think Dichio’s concussion history played a part in the additional game suspension.

This makes for a good poll question. Give us your take on what you think Cichero deserved for the elbow (share your thoughts on the incident below):

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