Chris Wingert suspended additional game by Disciplinary Committee

Douglas C. Pizac-USA TODAY Sport

Real Salt Lake defender Chris Wingert has been issued a one-game disciplinary suspension for a collision with Kei Kamara during Saturday's match against Sporting Kansas City.

Wingert will next be available on Aug. 10, as he will also be suspended a match for receiving two yellow cards and an ensuing red card in that match.

The decision of the committee, according to a press release, was unanimous, and stated that he endangered the safety of Kamara on the play.

The collision occurred with a long ball over the top threatening, and Wingert's crash into Kamara in the first 15 seconds was both unnecessary and unwise.

With Tony Beltran out for his next eligible MLS match — likely to be Aug. 3 against Colorado Rapids, supposing the U.S. progresses in the Gold Cup — and with Lovel Palmer having exited training early today (according to Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune reporter) perhaps with injury, the vaunted defensive depth is quickly dissipating.

Should Wingert see a yellow card in his next match, he will see another suspension — this one for yellow card accumulation.

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