Union's Farfan suspended 2 more games

Union's Farfan suspended 2 more games

MLS- Philadelphia Union

Union's Farfan suspended 2 more games



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If you thought that Gabriel Farfan was out of the woods after MLS' Disciplinary Committee announced punishments from last week's Chivas USA-Philadelphia Union game on Thursday and he wasn't a part of it, think again.

The Disciplinary Committee suspended Farfan two additional games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his two-footed challenge into James Riley last weekend. Farfan was red carded for the offense, so he'll miss a total of three games because of the foul.

"The Committee determined the challenge was reckless and endangered Riley’s safety," the league wrote 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."

Farfan will miss this week's match against San Jose followed by games against the Seattle Sounders and New York Red Bulls. He'll be eligible to return at FC Dallas on May 19. He'll also be available to play when the Union host FC Schalke 04 in a friendly on May 9.

Video of the challenge is after the jump:


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