D.C.'s Rooney suspended for additional game

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has handed D.C. United forward Wayne Rooney an additional one-game suspension.

The Washington Post was the first to report the news.

According to sources, Rooney had the option of appealing the decision, but declined to do so.

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Rooney was initially suspended after getting red-carded in DCU's 2-1 defeat to the New York Red Bulls on Aug. 21, when he appeared to land a forearm to the face of Red Bulls midfielder Cristian Casseres, Jr. He sat out last weekend's 3-1 defeat to the Philadelphia Union, and now he will miss this Saturday's match at the Montreal Impact.

After leading D.C. to the playoffs in his debut season in MLS, Rooney has found life more difficult in 2019. While he leads the team with 11 goals and seven assists, the club hasn't been able to build on last year's success. DCU are fifth in the Eastern Conference, five points ahead of eight-place Montreal. The top seven teams in each conference reach the postseason.

Rooney is already slated to depart D.C. United at the end of this campaign, when he will take on a player/assistant coach role at English second-tier side Derby County.