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Suspended in MLS, Pfeffer scores for Harrisburg in 5-2 loss

The City Islanders opened their season with a 5-2 loss at Pittsburgh Riverhounds with Union loanees Jimmy McLaughlin and Zach Pfeffer combining for one of the few highlights of the night. Union loanees Jimmy McLaughlin and Zach Pfeffer combined for one of the few highlights of the Harrisburg City Islanders' ugly season-opening loss Saturday night in Pittsburgh. McLaughlin delivered a pinpoint pass to Pfeffer in the 22nd minute and the midfielder slotted the ball past the keeper for his first career USL goal in just his second appearance for the Union affiliate (see the 30-minute mark of the...
Once A Metro Mar 25, 2015

DisCo totally cool with stamping on Chris Duvall

Stamping on an opponent in MLS is...absolutely fine, per the Disciplinary Committee's latest report. The MLS Disciplinary Committee has a simple mandate: Mission Statement: To preserve the integrity and reputation of the game and Major League Soccer, and to assist in ensuring player safety. And fairly wide-ranging powers. It can review an incident in any MLS game that drew a red card and pile on additional penalties. That just happened this week, for example: DisCo threw a suspension at Philadelphia Union's Zach Pfeffer for clocking FCD's Mauro Diaz with an elbow. It can also review...
Brotherly Game Mar 25, 2015

Pfeffer gets additional suspension

Union midfielder Zach Pfeffer receives an additional ban after his red card on Saturday. Unfortunately for the Zach Pfeffer and the Philadelphia Union, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has decided to suspend the 20-year-old midfielder and additional game, meaning he'll not only miss the match this weekend against the Chicago Fire, but next weekend against Sporting Kansas City as well. Pfeffer received a straight red card during Saturday's match for an elbow thrown in FC Dallas midfielder Mauro Diaz’s temple. After the game Pfeffer claimed that he did not intend to elbow Diaz on twitter,...
philly.com Mar 25, 2015

Union's Pfeffer given additional game suspension

Union midfielder Zach Pfeffer, who was given a red card after elbowing Mauro Diaz in Saturday's 2-0 loss to visiting FC Dallas, has received a two-game suspension and fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Soccer. (A source said the fine was in the $1,000 range.)
Brotherly Game Mar 25, 2015

Zach Pfeffer and the case of the first career red card

Our first homegrown player is all grown up, earning the praise of his coach and getting thrown out for reckless elbows. Here's a look at the reaction surrounding the biggest talking point of the FC Dallas loss. If you have been living under a rock this week and haven't seen the play, take a second and catch up. Scoreless at halftime at PPL Park. Via @LaDiavolina, here's a GIF of the Pfeffer incident. Judge for yourself. http://t.co/mKOGGFlQ9z — Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) March 21, 2015 The video doesn't show very well for Pfeffer. His elbow is definitely raised and swings...
Brotherly Game Mar 23, 2015

Monday Morning Game Changers thinks elbowing is snow joke for Zach Pfeffer

Every week we "monday morning manage" the previous Philadelphia Union games, talking about the major points in the game that changed momentum, led to goals and won or lost the points for the Union. This week, it is the 2-0 loss at home to home to FC Dallas that will be analysed. It was a tough weekend for the Union faithful as they dropped all three points to FC Dallas. First the Friday afternoon snowstorm caused the postponement of the original time. This meant that fans who had been able to go on Friday couldn't on Saturday. Then when the match started the Union faithful were teased in...

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