Over the weekend, Sporting Kansas City got a much-needed victory and ended a seven-game winless spell — but now they have to keep a good thing going without starting forward Krisztián Németh.
Németh saw a red card on May 18 for what the MLS Disciplinary Committee has called “a serious foul play,” and he missed Sunday’s win 3-2 win over the Seattle Sounders. But MLS has determined he should miss Sporting Kansas City’s next match, Wednesday’s home stand against the visiting LA Galaxy.
Video replays show Németh make a lunging tackle with his leg raised in the air with studs exposed. It was an obvious red, but the MLS Disciplinary Committee apparently felt a one-game suspension wasn’t enough. MLS announced its decision Tuesday.
Despite SKC winning without Németh against the Sounders over the weekend, Németh’s loss is a big one for the club. He is is tied as the club’s top goalscorer at the moment with seven goals, alongside Johnny Russell.
Here is video of the incident involving Németh below:
In addition, the MLS Disciplinary Committee fined three players for embellishment or simulation: Atlanta United defender Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Philadelphia Union defender Kai Wagner and San Jose Earthquakes forward Danny Hoesen. As always, the amount of the fines was undisclosed.