Matt Miazga has been suspended by the Major League Soccer disciplinary committee for 3 matches and issued an undisclosed high quality for his misconduct following FC Cincinnati’s match in opposition to the New York Crimson Bulls on November 4.
The participant should additionally endure a “a behavioral evaluation by way of the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Well being (SABH) Program and should petition for a discount in suspension primarily based on continued dedication and compliance with any really useful therapy applications.”
Miazga’s suspension might be served in the course of the the rest of the group’s matches, ending his MLS Cup playoff marketing campaign by ruling him out of the Jap Convention closing as FC Cincinnati hosts the Columbus Crew on Saturday, December 2 at TQL Stadium.
Another a part of the suspension that is not accomplished in 2023 will carry over to the 2024 marketing campaign.
Miazga performed a controversial position within the playoff match in opposition to the Crimson Bulls, incomes a primary yellow card for dissent after referee Victor Rivas had blown his whistle for full time, earlier than being booked a second time when taunting opposing supporters in penalties. The referee cautioned the participant after Miazga blew kisses and mouthed “I really like you” to followers.
Sources near 90min confirmed that following Cincinnati’s celebrations on the pitch, Miazga entered an space reserved just for referees in an try to talk with Rivas. Although not a lot was stated on the time of the incident, the Skilled Soccer Referees Affiliation, launched a press release on social media that an unidentified participant “was forcibly eliminated by stadium safety whereas appearing in an aggressive & hostile method.”
A number of reviews declare the defender didn’t act in a violent method, nor did the incident contain safety.
Cincinnati head coach Pat Noonan went on to touch upon the state of affairs, claiming the story has been fabricated: “It is an hour and a half after the sport, [Miazga’s] received a pizza field in his hand. I believe individuals have this notion that he was in his cleats, operating into that room. It has been fabricated, what occurred.”
However, the 2023 MLS defender of the yr won’t make one other postseason look this marketing campaign.