Discipline Report: Canadian Premier League Matchweek 13

All on-field disciplinary matters for the Canadian Premier League (CPL) are overseen by Canada Soccer, pursuant to its Disciplinary Code and Professional Soccer Club Disciplinary Annex.

The following players are facing suspension, which have been determined and issued by Canada Soccer, after the thirteenth week of play in the 2024 CPL regular season:

  • Roberto Alarcón, Valour FC
    • Reason for suspension: Red Card – Violent Conduct
    • Sanction: Three-match suspension (Thursday, July 18 at Halifax Wanderers FC; Sunday, July 21 at Atlético Ottawa; Sunday, July 28 at Pacific FC)
  • Dante Campbell, Valour FC
    • Reason for suspension: Yellow Card Accumulation
    • Sanction: One-match suspension (Thursday, July 18 at Halifax Wanderers FC)

The Canada Soccer Disciplinary Panel is responsible for reviewing red card appeals by CPL clubs. The following red card decision(s) from Matchweek 13 are being appealed by CPL Club(s) to the Canada Soccer Disciplinary Panel:

  • Vasco Fry, Vancouver FC
    • Charge: Red Card – Violent Conduct
    • Claim by Club: Wrongful Dismissal

In addition, the following players are one caution away from a one-match suspension for yellow card accumulation, after the 13th week of CPL play in 2024:

  • Matteo de Brienne, Atlético Ottawa
  • Aboubacar Sissoko, Atlético Ottawa
  • Béni Badibanga, Forge FC
  • Abdulmalik Owolabi-Belewu, Forge FC
  • Yann Fillion, Halifax Wanderers FC
  • Joshua Heard, Pacific FC
  • Noah Verhoeven, Valour FC
  • Josué Martínez, York United FC
  • Austin Ricci, York United FC

Per Canada Soccer’s Good Behaviour Incentive, when a player plays in five consecutive league matches, either as a starter or a substitute, without receiving a yellow card or red card or other discipline sanction, the player’s yellow card accumulation total will automatically be reduced by one yellow card.

For a full list of players currently facing or nearing suspensions or awaiting decisions on suspension appeals or incident reviews, see the CPL’s Discipline & Suspensions page. For more information on discipline, cautions and suspensions, see the CPL’s Competitions Guidelines.