Sydney FC’s Mark Bridge gets 2-match ban
Sydney FC striker Mark Bridge has been suspended for two
A-League matches after receiving a red card for an altercation with
Melbourne Victory defender Rodrigo Vargas on Saturday.
Football Federation Australia said Monday that its match review
panel found Bridge ”committed the offense of assault on a player –
violent conduct when not challenging for the ball” – against
Vargas at the 75-minute mark of the scoreless draw at
Bridge and Sydney FC decided Tuesday not to appeal the two-match
ban. He’ll miss Sydney’s home opener Saturday against the defending
champion Brisbane Roar and an Oct. 22 match in Adelaide.