By Annie Ross
When the Union signed Marco Fabian last offseason, expectations were high for the Mexico World Cup star.
But so far he hasn’t done much to get Philly going this MLS season.
A week after tussling with longtime U.S. national team captain Michael Bradley in a 3-1, season-opening home loss to Toronto FC, Fabian was issued a straight red card in yesterday’s 2-0 defeat in Kansas City.
The incident in question occurred in the 58th minute. Initially, it appeared that Scottish midfielder Johnny Russell had fouled Fabian just outside his own penalty area.
But the video assistant referee quickly alerted center ref Chris Penso to a more serious infraction. Indeed, replays showed that Fabian stomped on Russell’s midsection as he landed:
Before he was sent to the showers inside Children’s Mercy Park, Fabian missed a penalty just before halftime that would’ve sent the teams into the break knotted at a goal apiece: