Montreal defender Rivas suspended for headbutt
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Montreal Impact defender Nelson Rivas has been suspended two additional matches by MLS for headbutting Philadelphia Union forward Antoine Hoppenot last weekend.
Rivas was shown a red card for violent conduct, which results in an automatic one-game suspension, and the MLS Disciplinary Committee added two more matches and an undisclosed fine to his punishment.
He will start serving his suspension Sunday against the New England Revolution and also miss games against the San Jose Earthquakes and D.C. United.
San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski was also fined an undisclosed amount for public criticism of the officials after the Earthquakes game against Vancouver Whitecaps FC in late July.
08/10 11:45:52 ET