Orlando City coach Adrian Heath suspended for Sporting KC game

Orlando City head coach Adrian Heath will miss Sunday’s game against Sporting Kansas City after receiving a one-game suspension, the Orlando Sentinel reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended the Orlando City coach after stepping onto the field in the 54th minute during last week’s 1-1 draw against the New York Red Bulls at Camping World Stadium.

Assistant coach Bobby Murphy will be in charge during Sunday’s game, which is scheduled to kick off at 3:30 p.m on ESPN. Heath will travel with the team, but will not be allowed near his players throughout the game.

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Adrian Heath addresses the media during Orlando City SC’s media day on Friday, February 26, 2016. (Victor Ng / Orlando Soccer Journal)

This is the second time Heath has been hit with a one-game suspension. The first occurred after a home game last season on July 18 against the Red Bulls, coincidentally. Heath was also issued an undisclosed fine by MLS after that game.

The Lions (2-2-5, 11 points) will already be shorthanded with Cristian Higuita missing the game against SKC this weekend after receiving a red card in last week’s game against New York.

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