New York, NY (Sports Network) - MLS commissioner Don Garber has reduced the
suspension of San Jose Earthquakes forward Marvin Chavez from two games to one
after hearing an appeal.
Chavez was originally handed a two-match ban for violent conduct in a game
against Toronto FC on May 8.
But Garber has decided to cut the ban to one match, which Chavez served by
sitting out his team's 4-0 defeat to Seattle on Saturday.
The ruling means that Chavez will be available to feature in San Jose's
upcoming contest against Colorado this weekend, while the MLS Disciplinary
Committee handed out suspensions to four other players.
Vancouver's Johnny Leveron, Mario De Luna of Chivas USA, Colorado's Edson
Buddle and Real Salt Lake's Kwame Watson-Siriboe each received one-game
suspensions for their actions over the weekend.
Leveron, Buddle and Watson-Siriboe will each miss their team's upcoming game
this weekend, while De Luna will miss Sunday's game against Real Salt Lake
because of yellow card accumulation, meaning that his latest one-game ban will
be served the following weekend against Colorado on May 25.
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