Posted on August 17, 2012
The North American Soccer League disciplinary committee suspended forward Andy Herron for two games after an altercation in the Fort Lauderdale Strikers’ 1-0 victory over the Carolina RailHawks last Saturday.
Following the game, the RailHawks submitted a request to the league to review a replay of the event. The league spoke with the match officials, players and teams involved before issuing its decision.
“While we don’t agree with the multiple games the league has handed down, we also don’t condone Andy’s actions, and he has to respond better when he’s being attacked verbally,” Strikers coach Daryl Shore said in a statement. “Now other guys will have to step up in Andy’s absence so we can get good results these next two games.”
The infraction occurred in the second half during a stoppage of play when the Strikers were lining up for a corner kick.
Herron is second on the team with eight goals on the season along with two assists. The Costa Rican international was the Strikers’ first signing prior to this season. The 33-year-old spent five seasons in Major League Soccer with the Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew and has been capped 25 times for the Costa Rican National Team.
The Strikers face the Puerto Rico Islanders at Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Photo: Andy Herron, while he was with the Chicago Fire, will have to miss Fort Lauderdale’s next two matches. Andy Mead/YCJ
Categories: Central America, Costa Rica
Tags: Andy Herron, Carolina Railhawks, Daryl Shore, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, North American Soccer League, Puerto Rico Islanders