The MLS Disciplinary Committee has long needed to be shut down, but if it is going to persist with its haphazard activities, it might as well issue the occasional ruling that grants the New York Red Bulls a modest favor. DisCo has produced one such favor for RBNY by suspending Seattle Sounders center-back Roman Torres for one game - thereby eliminating the Panama international from the MLS Week 3 clash between Seattle and the Red Bulls.
Incidentally, Torres was punished for a foul on former RBNY player Ambroise Oyongo, so maybe thanks are owed more to Oyongo for luring the center back into a moment of indiscipline rather than DisCo.
Per Sounder at Heart, the suspension is inconvenient for Seattle. Versatile veteran Brad Evans is reportedly not yet fit to play, meaning the Sounders' options to replace Torres are either new signing Gustav Svensson - an occasional Sweden international conventionally regarded as a defensive midfielder, though he has been filling in at right back for Seattle - or Tony Alfaro, the 27th overall pick of the 2016 SuperDraft, who spent most of last season playing for Sounders 2 in USL.