For this tackle late in Saturday’s win over the Chicago Fire at Home Depot Center:
Chicago’s Josip Mikulic received a red card in the ensuing scuffle; Birchall received a yellow.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee also fined midfielder Chris Birchall $500 for the late challenge that “showed utter disregard for his opponent’s safety.”
Birchall will miss the upcoming games against the Columbus Crew July 20 and Vancouver Whitecaps July 30.
I was remiss in not pointing out, as the Galaxy noted in its press release, that “the Disciplinary Committee also suspended Chicago Fire forward Diego Chves for one game and fined him $250 for his reckless challenge on Landon Donovan in the 91st minute of that game.