NEW YORK — San Jose Earthquakes defender Jason Hernandez has been given an additional one-game suspension and additional $250 fine for striking a Kansas City opponent during a match.
The MLS reviewed the off-the-ball hit and decided Wednesday to double the penalty because Hernandez endangered the safety of his opponent.
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Hernandez hit rookie forward Teal Bunbury in the 88th minute of the 1-0 win against the Wizards on Saturday. Officials issued a red card to Hernandez. Here's the hit (courtesy of Hillcrest Road):
He will serve his suspension during games on Saturday against the LA Galaxy and August 28 against the New York Red Bulls.