Nashville SC midfielder Dax McCarty suspended for two matches

The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced today that Nashville SC midfielder Dax McCarty will miss two matches after his sending off against Real Salt Lake. McCarty receives an extra game suspension, in addition to the automatic one game suspension for a red card. McCarty was also handed additional fines for violent conduct and failure to leave the field in a timely manner.

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Nashville SC midfielder Dax McCarty for one additional match (two matches total) and fined the player an undisclosed amount for violent conduct in the 90+ minute of Nashville’s match against Real Salt Lake on March 19, (VIDEO). McCarty, who initially received a red card for the incident, will serve his first match suspension on April 2 against the Columbus Crew and his second match suspension on April 9 against Sporting Kansas City.

The play was reviewed under Disciplinary Committee Parameter #2, in which the MLS Disciplinary Committee may act where the officials see an incident and issue a red card. The Disciplinary Committee may review the play for further disciplinary action, over and above the mandatory suspension and fine. Under Parameter #2, supplemental discipline (suspension and/or fine) will be administered if the Disciplinary Committee believes the offense is egregious in nature, and/or it must act to protect player safety, and/or it must protect the integrity of the game, and/or the player is guilty of repeat behavior.

In addition, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has issued McCarty an undisclosed fine for failure to leave the field in a timely manner in the 90+ minute (VIDEO).

The sending was just the second in McCarty’s professional career, in which he’s made 414 appearances. Both red cards have come within the last 12 matches, the first in a scuffle against New York City FC last season, in which both McCarty and New York’s Maxi Moralez were sent off.

McCarty will miss Nashville’s trips to Columbus Crew on April 2 and Sporting Kansas City on April 9. He’ll be available for selection starting on April 16, when the Coyotes travel to San Jose Earthquakes.

Author: Ben Wrightis the Director of Soccer Content and a Senior MLS Contributor for Broadway Sports covering Nashville SC and the US National Team. Previously Ben was the editor and a founder of Speedway Soccer, where he has covered Nashville SC and their time in USL before journeying to Major League Soccer since 2018. Raised in Louisville, KY Ben grew up playing before a knee injury ended his competitive career. When he is not talking soccer he is probably producing music, drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids.

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