Nelson Rivas suspended 3 games

Updated: August 9, 2012, 9:15 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Montreal Impact defender Nelson Rivas has been suspended two additional games by Major League Soccer for headbutting an opponent.

Rivas was sent off for headbutting Philadelphia's Antoine Hoppenot on Saturday, and the red card carries an automatic one-game suspension. He will be eligible to return for the Sept. 1 game at Columbus.

In a separate matter, MLS fined San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski an undisclosed amount for publicly criticizing officials after a game July 22.


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