Bradley suspended for mistreating officials, won't miss Mexico game
U.S. starting midfielder
However, Bradley will be available for the U.S.' important World Cup qualifier at Mexico on Aug. 12, since he can serve his suspension during the current CONCACAF Gold Cup (even though Bradley isn't on the roster).
Bradley was sent off in the 87th minute against Spain by Uruguayan referee
By the end of Wednesday's Gold Cup game against Honduras, Bradley -- the son of U.S. coach
There is one wrinkle in FIFA's ruling: The fourth game of Bradley's ban is suspended, and Bradley will serve a probationary period of six months.
"If the player commits another infringement during the probationary period in a FIFA competition," FIFA's statement reads, "the one match suspended suspension is automatically revoked and applied, in addition to the sanction pronounced for the new infringement."
FIFA did not release the details of Bradley's misconduct against match officials, including Larrionda, but it did say that he had breached articles 48 and 49 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code. Article 48 addresses misconduct against opponents (the original red-card offense), while article 49 references misconduct against match officials.
Article 49 requires a ban of "at least four matches for unsporting conduct toward a match official."
Other details in the