As if losing to NYC FC at home several weeks ago wasn't painful enough, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has decided to add some salt to the Red Bulls wounds by retroactively suspending two star players.
On Friday, the New York Red Bulls announced on their website that midfielder Tyler Adams and defender Kemar Lawrence had both been suspended for violent conduct and endangering play respectively, stemming from their actions during the 2-0 loss to NYC FC back on June 25th.
As a result, Adams will be suspended for the Red Bulls' mid-week clash with the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium. However, he will still be eligible to play the following week against New England in the U.S. Open Cup Quarter-Final game.
Lawrence, on the other hand, will serve his one game suspension when he returns from international duty with Jamaica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Assuming Lawrence remains with the Reggae Boyz through the end of the Group Stage, he will be gone until at least Sunday July 16 - which would likely keep him off the 18-man lineup in a home match against the San Jose Earthquakes.
Should Jamaica make it further into the tournament - the Quarter-Finals (July 19/20), the Semi-Finals (July 22/23) or the Final (July 26), Lawrence would be unavailable for games against Minnesota United (July 22), Montreal Impact (July 29), or possibly even the rematch with NYC FC (August 6).
As for accumulation warnings, Felipe must go two more games without a yellow card to avoid a one-match ban.