Shalrie Joseph suspended an extra game for violent conduct

Shalrie Joseph's follow through after putting a hand to Sarvas' face - Screencapture of video linked in story

Not only did Joseph get a Red Card for the event, it was bad enough that he gets to sit an extra match.

Shalrie Joseph's match against the LA Galaxy could have been rather forgettable, but the Red Card in the 87thminute with a now two-match suspension means will remind everyone just how bad it was. It was not the first time the midfielder had his hands in the face of Marcelo Sarvas, but it was the most intentional and dangerous time. Joseph will miss the game against Chivas USA this weekend, as well as the upcoming match against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Joseph received a red card for the foul, and the Committee unanimously determined that the act was egregious, involving contact above the shoulders that endangered the safety of his opponent, and required further sanction. - MLS press release

Seattle will also be without Brad Evans in that stretch due to national team duty, putting further pressure on the midfield rotation.

Victor Bernardez (San Jose Defender) also received a two match suspension for violent conduct, though his Yellow Card was removed. His appeal was denied. Red Bulls Coach Mike Petke was fined $2,000 for his criticisms of referees after his draw with the Crew.

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