Galaxy’s Gonzalez to serve one-game suspension against Revolution Saturday*

*Post updated and corrected

Why?

Because he received an 84th-minute yellow card against Seattle Saturday Real Salt Lake June 9 no one knew about since the ref erroneously wrote that he gave it to fellow defender Todd Dunivant and not Omar Gonzalez, who was on a yellow card warning having been booked four previous times this season. (Well, they – ahem – look alike).

MLS discovered the error and corrected it today – almost a month later! (He had previously received yellows April 10, May 1, May 15, and May 29).

(Full disclosure: In my haste scanning the news release I incorrectly assumed it was from the most recent Galaxy game – not one from so long ago. Doh!).

A fifth yellow triggers an automatic one-game suspension (if it’s received within a certain period of time).

It will be the first-ever MLS game Gonzalez has missed since joining the Galaxy.

It shouldn’t be too much of a loss to the ultra-stable and virtually leak-proof back four though. The 3-9-2 New England Revolution have scored just 13 goals this season – the third-lowest total in the league – are winless in their last three games and were routed 5-0 last weekend by Real Salt Lake.

Guess Omar has an excellent sense of timing off the field, too.

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  • Benny Dargle

    Can he still play in the US Open Cup game on Wednesday? If so, might make sense to pair Omar and AJ in central defense against the Sounders and then play Leonardo with Berhalter against the Revolution on Saturday.

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/soccer Nick Green

    Yes.