Discipline & Suspensions


Red cards in Canadian Premier League competitive matches result in immediate suspension from forthcoming competitive matches.






Austin Ricci Oct. 6 1 1


*Pending appeal from respective club or further action from Canada Soccer


Accumulation of four (4) Yellow Cards (YC) in competitive Canadian Premier League matches results in a one-game suspension to be served immediately after the player’s fourth offence. The player would, therefore, be suspended for the next match.

Additional punishments are served for eight (8) and 12 yellow cards; two (2) and three (3) games respectively. If a player accumulates 15 yellow cards in the season, they will be required to attend a disciplinary hearing where, in addition to a three-game suspension this automatically triggers, they could face further sanctions.

Where a player plays in five (5) consecutive league matches without receiving a yellow card, red card, or other discipline sanction arising during such matches, they may automatically reduce the yellow card accumulation total by one yellow card. New for 2023 season: The “Good Behaviour Incentive” has been updated to begin after a player’s first yellow card, instead of after a player’s third yellow card. The incentive will now also apply up to a maximum of two (2) times in a season instead of only once, however the caution accumulation total can only reset to zero at the lowest and never a negative number. This does not apply to cautions received in the Canadian Championship. For the avoidance of doubt “plays” means actually enters the field of play either as a starter or a substitute. Further if the consecutive run is broken for any reason the five count starts again from the next time the player plays.



# of Yellow Cards


Manuel Aparicio* Pacific FC 4 0*
Matthew Baldisimo* York United 4 0*



*Player fined in lieu of suspension as club has entered playoffs


Name (Club)


Jesse Daley (Cavalry FC) 10
Dante Campbell (Valour FC) 9
Zachary Fernandez (Halifax Wanderers) 8
Cédric Toussaint (Pacific FC) 8
Charlie Trafford (Cavalry FC) 7
Rezart Rama (Forge FC) 7
Lorenzo Callegari (Halifax Wanderers) 7
Cale Loughrey (Halifax Wanderers) 7
Cédric Toussaint (Pacific FC) 7
Diego Gutiérrez (Valour FC) 7
Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé (York United) 7
Austin Ricci (York United) 7
Samuel Salter (Atlético Ottawa) 6
Bradley Kamdem (Cavalry FC) 6
Manjrekar James (Forge FC) 6
Riley Ferrazzo (Halifax Wanderers) 6
Tiago Coimbra (Halifax Wanderers) 6
Daniel Nimick (Halifax Wanderers) 6
Djenairo Daniels (Pacific FC) 6
Rocco Romeo (Vancouver FC) 6
Vasco Fry (Vancouver FC) 6
Mo Babouli (York United) 6
Paris Gee (York United) 6
Brem Soumaoro (York United) 6
Diego Espejo (Atlético Ottawa) 5
Luke Singh (Atlético Ottawa) 5
Karl Ouimette (Atlético Ottawa) 5
Goteh Ntignee (Cavalry FC) 5
Aboubacar Sissoko (Forge FC) 5
Malik Owolabi-Belewu (Forge FC) 5
Woobens Pacius (Forge FC) 5
Yann Fillion (Halifax Wanderers) 5
Amer Didic (Pacific FC) 5
Manuel Aparicio (Pacific FC) 5
Ibrahime Bakare (Vancouver FC) 5
Minjae Kwak (Vancouver FC) 5
Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé (York United) 5
Austin Ricci (York United) 5
Ilias Iliadis (Atlético Ottawa) 4
Zach Verhoven (Atlético Ottawa) 4
Myer Bevan (Cavalry FC) 4
Sergio Camargo (Cavalry FC) 4
Triston Henry (Forge FC) 4
Cristian Campagna (Halifax Wanderers) 4
Mohamed Omar (Halifax Wanderers) 4
Andre Rampersad (Halifax Wanderers) 4
Josh Heard (Pacific FC) 4
Sean Young (Pacific FC) 4
Abdoulaye Samaké (Valour FC) 4
Marcello Polisi (Valour FC) 4
Gabriel Bitar (Vancouver FC) 4
Nicky Gyimah (Vancouver FC) 4
Nima Moazeni Zadeh (Vancouver FC) 4
Lassana Faye (York United) 4
Max Ferrari (York United)  4
Matthew Baldisimo (York United) 4
Kevin Dos Santos (York United)  4
Miguel Acosta (Atlético Ottawa) 3
Gabriel Antinoro (Atlético Ottawa) 3
Jean-Aniel Assi (Atlético Ottawa) 3
Ollie Bassett (Atlético Ottawa) 3
Alberto Zapater (Atlético Ottawa) 3
Marco Carducci (Cavalry FC) 3
Udoka Chima (Cavalry FC) 3
Eryk Kobza (Cavalry FC) 3
Fraser Aird (Cavalry FC) 3
Alessandro Hojabrpour (Forge FC) 3
Dominic Samuel (Forge FC) 3
Wesley Timoteo (Halifax Wanderers) 3
Callum Watson (Halifax Wanderers) 3
Armaan Wilson (Halifax Wanderers) 3
Georges Mukumbilwa (Pacific FC) 3
Bradley Vliet (Pacific FC) 3
Steffen Yeates (Pacific FC) 3
Matteo de Brienne (Valour FC) 3
Klaidi Cela (Valour FC) 3
Jordan Haynes (Valour FC) 3
Pacifique Niyongabire (Valour FC) 3
Eskander Mzoughi (Valour FC) 3
Guillaume Pianelli (Valour FC) 3
Kian Williams (Valour FC) 3
Andy Baquero (Valour FC) 3
Walter Ponce (Valour FC) 3
James Cameron (Vancouver FC) 3
Mikaël Cantave (Vancouver FC) 3
Elliot Simmons (Vancouver FC) 3
Renan Garcia (Vancouver FC) 3
Elijah Adekugbe (York United) 3
Niko Giantsopoulos (York United)  3
Brian Wright (York United)  3

*Suspension pending confirmation letter from Canada Soccer


The Canadian Premier League (a member of Canada Soccer) is monitored by The Canada Soccer Disciplinary Committee (CSDC) and its clubs and players are required to follow the Canada Soccer Disciplinary Code. Any disciplinary matters are determined and filed by the CSDC. This includes post-game review. This system keeps our domestic league in Canada aligned with the rules and standards found within the global game.

This CSDC applies to every match and competition organized by Canada Soccer or its Members and to breaches of the IFAB Laws of the Game, Canada Soccer By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, Code of Conduct and Ethics and policies/directives in force. It also applies to any breach of Canada Soccer By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, Canadian Soccer Code of Conduct and Ethics and policies that do not fall under the jurisdiction of any other body.