USL Suspends Romeo Parkes for Remainder of 2016 Season

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The following is a press release from the USL concerning the punishment handed out to former Pittsburgh Riverhounds player Romeo Parkes for an incident that occurred in a recent match against New York Red Bulls II.

TAMPA, Fla. – After conducting a thorough review, the United Soccer League has suspended former Pittsburgh Riverhounds player Romeo Parkes for the remainder of the 2016 regular season and playoffs and he has been fined an undisclosed amount.

USL Suspends Romeo Parkes for Remainder of 2016 Season

“There is no place in our game for this type of unprofessional conduct and our decision reinforces the USL’s commitment to preserving the integrity and reputation of the game,” said Jake Edwards, President of the USL. “Player safety is paramount and any type of behavior that is detrimental to the well-being of our players will not be tolerated.”

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds announced on Sunday that the team has terminated the contract of Parkes following his kick to the back of New York Red Bulls II defender Karl Ouimette in the closing minutes of the New York Red Bulls II’s 3-1 win against Pittsburgh on Saturday.

 

Main Photo Caption: Disgrace: Pittsburgh Riverhounds striker Romeo Parkes kicks New York Red Bulls II defender Karl Ouimette in the back after both were sent off, Credit: Twitter.