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Yordany Alvarez suspended three games for Cahill tackle


Yordany Alvarez has reportedly been suspended for three matches by the Disciplinary Committee for a reckless tackle on Tim Cahill during Saturday's loss to New York Red Bulls.

Alvarez was shown yellow for the tackle, which hit Cahill below the knee. After the match, Cahill called it the "worst tackle of (his) life," though there's undoubtedly a sense of hyperbole in his statement. Cahill will reportedly be out for 2-4 weeks.

Alvarez, who is out for three matches, will next be available in Portland on Aug. 21.

With Kyle Beckerman only having just returned from international duty, Real Salt Lake is not in the worst position, but the lack of a capable backup with Alvarez out puts RSL in a dangerous position.

Nat Borchers revealed the suspension during an ESPN 700 interview, and the report was apparently confirmed by Bill Riley of ESPN 700.

Chris Wingert is the player to most recently have seen a suspension by the disciplinary committee for barging into Kei Kamara during a loss to Sporting Kansas City; he also sits out Saturday's match through suspension.