One of the most controversial plays of the sixth day of Major League Soccer (MLS) was starred by the Los Angeles Galaxy defender, and fellow Mexican Javier Chicharito Hernández, Derrick Williams, who seriously injured the Peruvian midfielder from Portland Timbers, Andy Polo.
The action occurred in the 44th minute of the first half, where the left center-back hit the South American player hard, causing him to tear his quadriceps and tear the meniscus in his left leg, leaving him out of the remainder of the 2021 season.
Incredibly, the MLS only suspended Williams for one day, because of the direct red card, in addition to receiving an undisclosed financial fine; However, the disciplinary committee of the American league studied the issue thoroughly and made a drastic decision.
MLS increases suspension to Chicharito's teammate in LA Galaxy
Through a statement, the competition reported that "the play was reviewed under Parameter No. 2 of the Disciplinary Committee", which allows it to intervene in these types of cases, and under the parameter that "action must be taken to protect safety of the player, and / or must protect the integrity of the game", he changed his position.
Thus, the MLS decided that Derrick Williams receive an additional five-game suspension, for which he will miss the games against Seattle Sounders, Vancouver Whitecaps, San Jose Earthquakes, Sporting Kansas City and FC Dallas, being able to return to action on the 17th. July, when the LA Galaxy visits the Canadian cast in Utah.