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Maxi Moralez suspended for match against Toronto

The diminutive playmaker will be one of seven absences against the Reds

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Throughout the week, there was plenty of debate as to whether or not Maxi Moralez was going to be suspended due to yellow card accumulation against Toronto FC tomorrow. Some have said that the number of yellow cards didn’t add up to a suspension.

Glenn Crooks later clarified that Maxi’s retroactive fine from the game against FC Cincinnati in June meant that his yellow card tally had been reset and that his suspension was legitimate.

Earlier today, New York City FC confirmed that Moralez would be suspended against Toronto tomorrow.

Moralez will be one of seven players missing against the Reds tomorrow as Héber, James Sands, and Joe Scally remain out with injuries while Maxime Chanot, Alexander Callens, and Justin Haak will miss Wednesday’s game due to international duty.

Sean Johnson will return to the team following being sent back from USMNT shortly after their rough 3-0 loss to Mexico on Friday.

When it comes to replacing Moralez at the No. 10 position, odds are we’ll see Jesus Medina — who had a brace off the bench against the New England Revolution this past Saturday — or Alexandru Mitrita fill in that position.

Ismael Tajouri-Shradi and Ebenezer Ofori have both been lifted from the injury report and will likely come off the bench in an effort to regain match fitness.