Jack McBean won’t be playing for the LA Galaxy this weekend. The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended the Galaxy forward for one game and issued an undisclosed fine for a 43rd-minute incident in the loss to the New England Revolution on July 22nd.
In the incident, McBean can be seen jumping through the air with his left arm extended towards Revolution left-back, Chris Tierney. The two seem to collide and Tierney goes to the turf clutching his face. The assistant referee on the sideline is seen to raise his flag and acknowledge the foul. McBean was given a yellow card by head referee Jore Gonzalez for the infraction.
Tierney stayed down on the turf and received some treatment before ultimately staying in the game.
McBean will miss the Galaxy’s matchup with the Seattle Sounders on Saturday, July 29th, and was also issued an undisclosed fine for the foul.
Video of the incident was released by the league and can be found HERE.
The video itself doesn’t actually show any contact between the two players as McBean’s head blocks any clear shot of the actual infraction. However, one would think that the DisCo had a better angle to the incident in order to make their ruling.
McBean has scored two goals on the season and has one assist in 646 minutes in 2017. He’ll next be available for the Galaxy when they travel to Portland to take on the Timbers on Sunday, August 6, 2017.
The Galaxy will most likely rely on Ariel Lassiter as a fill-in for McBean. But with Zardes wrapping up his National Team duty on Wednesday night there might be some hope he’d be available to fill out the spot depending on the minutes he receives.