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Alex Roldan suspended an additional game

But he'll be eligible to play on Tuesday against the Philadelphia Union.

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Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart

Alex Roldan has been suspended one additional game and will miss the LA Galaxy match, the MLS Disciplinary Committee announced on Monday. Roldan had already missed the D.C. United match for the red card he received against the Vancouver Whitecaps following a hard tackle on Ali Ahmed in the 74th minute.

The play was reviewed under Disciplinary Committee Parameter 2, in which the MLS Disciplinary Committee may act where the officials see an incident and issue a red card. The Disciplinary Committee may review the play for further disciplinary action, over and above the mandatory suspension and fine. Under Parameter 2, supplemental discipline (suspension and/or fine) will be administered if the Disciplinary Committee believes the offense is egregious in nature, and/or it must act to protect player safety, and/or it must protect the integrity of the game, and/or the player is guilty of repeat behavior.

In a bit of an odd situation, though, Roldan will be allowed to play for the Sounders when they continue their match against the Philadelphia Union on Tuesday. Since that match already started, the only way Roldan could have been excluded was if MLS Commissioner Don Garber interceded.