Guevara fined, suspended extra game for punch

August 7, 2008

NEW YORK -- Toronto FC midfielder Amado Guevara was suspended one game and fined $250 by Major League Soccer's Disciplinary Committee on Thursday for his conduct in Sunday's game.

Guevara earned a red card in Toronto's 2-0 loss to FC Dallas after hitting Dallas midfielder Pablo Ricchetti in the face in the penalty area in the 78th minute. The fine and one-game suspension are in addition to an automatic one-game suspension and $250 fine Guevara received as a result of the red card.

He has three goals in 13 games this season for Toronto.

The 32-year-old won't be in the Toronto lineup until Aug. 23. He will miss games against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday and the New York Red Bulls on Aug. 17.

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