Matías Pérez García Suspended for LA Galaxy Match

Orlando City SC midfielder Matías Pérez García was suspended for violent conduct in the New York Red Bulls match.

Orlando City SC midfielder Matías Pérez García passes the ball into the Saint Louis FC box during a 3-1 City preseason win over Saint Louis at Orlando City Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Photo by Victor Tan / New Day Review)

Orlando City SC will be down one of its starters for Saturday’s match against the Los Angeles Galaxy. On Tuesday, the Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee announced a one-game suspension for City midfielder Matías Pérez García.

The committee cited MPG’s actions in the 42nd minute of the 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday. Here’s a video of the interaction between MPG and the Red Bulls’ Felipe Campanholi Martins.

When considering who to replace MPG, there are two names that come to mind: first-year Lions Giles Barnes and Luis Gil. Barnes plays a similar position to MPG except he plays opposite the Argentinian. Gil, who made his debut against New York, substituted on for MPG in the 84th minute.

City’s sold-out match against the Galaxy on Saturday will be at 2:30 p.m.