The Sporting Kansas City offense was already going to be challenged when they face the Chicago Fire this weekend in the first match of the post-Dwyer era. The last thing they needed was to lose their leading scorer also but that is exactly what has happened.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Sporting Kansas City’s Gerso Fernandes one game and issued an undisclosed fine for serious foul play. It is the result of an incident during the 76th minute of the match against Real Salt Lake on July 22. Gerso will serve his suspension this weekend against Chicago.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee also fined Sporting Kansas City midfielder Ilie Sanchez for the second straight week. Ilie was fined for violating league policy regarding hands to the face, head or neck of an opponent. The incident in question took place during the 47th minute of Sporting's match against Real Salt Lake on July 22. It may have been one of the mildest hands to face incidents possible but it is the second game in a row.