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Pfeffer gets additional suspension

Union midfielder Zach Pfeffer receives an additional ban after his red card on Saturday.

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Unfortunately for the Zach Pfeffer and the Philadelphia Union, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has decided to suspend the 20-year-old midfielder and additional game, meaning he'll not only miss the match this weekend against the Chicago Fire, but next weekend against Sporting Kansas City as well. Pfeffer received a straight red card during Saturday's match for an elbow thrown in FC Dallas midfielder Mauro Diaz’s temple. After the game Pfeffer claimed that he did not intend to elbow Diaz on twitter, saying:

Referee Jose Carlos Rivero didn't seen his elbow as an accident, but rather decided it was an intentional foul and sent Pfeffer off in the 42nd minute. According to the MLS website the extra game was due to the fact Pfeffer failed to leave the field in a timely manner upon being ejected, not for the intentional elbow.