Toronto FC coach among those suspended in post-match melee

Toronto FC coach John Herdman and two of his players were suspended for Wednesday’s match at Nashville SC on the heels of a post-match melee with New York City FC.

Goalkeeper Sean Johnson and defender Richie Laryea also received one-match bans for their parts in an on-field altercation with NYCFC on Saturday, Major League Soccer‘s Disciplinary Committee announced Wednesday. Laryea is recovering from a hamstring injury and would have sat out anyway.

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“The MLS Disciplinary Committee continues to assess the incident and those involved for further discipline and will announce complete findings and sanctions at a later date,” the league said in a statement.

Toronto forward Prince Osei Owusu and NYCFC defender Strahinja Tanasijevic each received a red card for their roles in the skirmish.

They also will sit out their respective next matches, with NYCFC (5-5-2, 17 points) set to face the Philadelphia Union (3-3-5, 14 points) on Wednesday and Toronto (6-5-1, 19 points) visiting Nashville SC (2-4-5, 11 points).