The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee on Wednesday issued an additional fine and one-game suspension to San Jose Earthquakes defender Jason Hernandez for actions taken against forward Teal Bunbury during the Quakes' win over the Kansas City Wizards last Saturday.
In the 88th minute, Hernandez struck Bunbury during an off-the-ball incident in the middle of the field. Official Jasen Anno issued a red card to Hernandez during the match. However, after reviewing the incident, the Disciplinary Committee determined that due to the nature of the action, which endangered the safety of his opponent, additional sanctions should be levied.
In addition to the one-game suspension and $250 fine automatically issued for the red card, Hernandez has been suspended for one additional game and fined an additional $250. Hernandez will serve his suspension during San Jose’s next two league games on Saturday against the LA Galaxy and Aug. 28 against the New York Red Bulls.