U.S. national team regular Bobby Wood has been given a three-match suspension after elbowing Cologne's Dominique Heintz in a match on Sunday. He was also fined by his club.
The 23-year old Hamburg striker was sent off in the second half of a 3-0 loss. Here's a video of the play that resulted in the red card and subsequent suspension:
Hamburg manager Markus Gisdol claimed that Wood's elbowing of an opponent is "inexcusable."
"Such a red card is inexcusable. I am not interested if something happened before that. You should not pick up a red card there. We just can't accept it."
Wood joined the Bundesliga club during the summer from Union Berlin. He has four goals in 10 appearances this season.
Hamburg is currently in last place in the Bundesliga with two points from nine matches. It's a precipitous drop from their tenth place finish in 2015-2016, but it's still early days. Having their starting striker suspended won't help matters. As it stands, Wood will miss fixtures against Borussia Dortmund, Hoffenheim, and Werder Bremen.
The U.S. national team has two upcoming 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches against Mexico (November 11) and Costa Rica (November 15). It's doubtful that Wood's current club situation will have any effect on his status or standing with Jurgen Klinsmann's squad.