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By RYAN TOLMICH
Already shorthanded for the team’s clash with Toronto FC, the New York Red Bulls received news Thursday that they will head into Saturday’s game without yet another key player.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced on Thursday that the league had fined and suspended Red Bulls forward Peguy Luyindula for one game. The French forward was sanctioned for “serious foul play which endangered the safety of an opponent” in last weekend’s 1-0 Red Bulls victory over the Houston Dynamo.
Luyindula’s suspension resulted from a tackle on Dynamo midfielder Luis Garrido that earned the Red Bulls forward a yellow card.
In addition to Luyindula, the Red Bulls will also be without regulars Tim Cahill, Roy Miller and Ambroise Oyongo, who have been called up to international duty with Australia, Costa Rica and Cameroon, respectively.
The Red Bulls are in action Saturday when they host Toronto FC, who sit just three points out of playoff position with three games remaining.
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