In his last game with the New York Red Bulls (against Orlando City SC), Matt Miazga was given two yellow cards and sent off. Those two cards triggered an automatic one game suspension for yellow card accumulation. As a double whammy, the red card picked up because of his two yellows also game with a one game suspension. However, recent circumstances have made for some interesting dynamics in serving the suspension.
After the Orlando match, Miazga left the Red Bulls to join the United States U-23 team in Olympic Qualifying. The team won their first two matches, allowing them to advance to the final round of qualification. In total, Miazga will be away from the Red Bulls for 2 matches: Columbus Crew SC (this past Saturday) and Montreal Impact (tonight). MLS rules state a player may not serve a suspension while on international duty.
Given that the final match of Olympic qualifying is October 13th, a day before the Red Bulls away match to Toronto FC (14th), questions were asked about when the suspension would start. Today, the Red Bulls were informed that the suspension would start, in fact, with the Toronto match.
#RBNY 10/25 vs. Chicago.— Jason Baum (@JasonBaumPR) to miss 10/14 vs. TOR & 10/18 vs. PHI due to suspension. Will be available for October 7, 2015
This means the defender will be eligible to play in the Red Bulls last regular season match against the Chicago Fire on October 25th.