The MLS Disciplinary Committee handed down a one-match band to the first-year Union player for “violent conduct against Inter Miami CF defender Andres Reyes in the 40th minute of the Philadelphia Union match against Inter Miami CF on July 14.”
The play was reviewed under Disciplinary Committee Parameter #3, in which the Disciplinary Committee may act where the Professional Referees Organization (PRO) acknowledges an on-field referee or Video Review error, and where the Committee is unanimous that the play warrants at least a one match suspension as a clear and unequivocal red card, is egregious and/or repeat behavior in nature, and/or the Committee must act to protect player safety or the integrity of the game.
In his place, Warren Creavalle will likely start.
Creavalle started the season opener against FC Dallas. Creavalle came on as a sub in both the Inter Miami and NYCFC games in Orlando. Offseason acquisition Matej Oravec, who was expected to compete for a starting spot when he was acquired in the offseason, has yet to make his MLS debut.
Martinez has been booked in all three games he’s played for the Union after not playing in the season opener in Frisco.
Video of the incident is available on mlssoccer.com.