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MLS makes Alvarez's suspension official

Published August 2, 2013 3:42 pm

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Real Salt Lake midfielder Yordany Alvarez has been suspended for three games for his tackle on New York's Tim Cahill last weekend.

Alvarez was shown a yellow card for the first-half tackle, but Major League Soccer's Disciplinary Committee deemed the challenge to be more serious, and made the multi-game suspension official Friday morning.

Cahill, who will miss at least three weeks with injury, called Alvarez's challenge "the worst tackle of my career."

• Aaron Falk

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