Perez suspended for elbow to Harvey

Perez suspended for elbow to Harvey

MLS- FC Dallas

Perez suspended for elbow to Harvey


Perez (Getty Images)

Blas Perez has been on the wrong end of a challenge deemed suspension-worthy by the MLS Disciplinary Committee. Now he's the one being suspended.

The FC Dallas striker has been suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for his elbow to Vancouver defender Jordan Harvey in their matchup Saturday night. He becomes the ninth player to be suspended under the league's new discipline code.

Perez, who was the victim of Brandon McDonald's harsh challenge in a game earlier this season, was not given a card for the foul, in which he chased down Harvey while pressuring on the end line and delivered the blow to the left back's head while running across him. He was booked for another foul later in the match.

Because FC Dallas plays Real Salt Lake Wednesday night, Perez' suspension needed to be announced Tuesday, but the league can still review other plays from Week 7 and act accordingly if it sees fit to do so.

Video of Perez' foul is after the jump:


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