Toronto FC defender Carlos Salcedo (3) is shown a yellow card by referee Rubiel Vazquez. (Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports)

The ruling came four days later, but Toronto FC defender Carlos Salcedo was severely sanctioned for a studs-up tackle on Patryk Klimala in the Red Bulls’ 4-1 win on Saturday.

The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced Wednesday that it suspended Salcedo for one match and issued an undisclosed fine for serious foul play in the 60th minute.

Salcedo received a yellow card for his action, which occurred in the 60th minute at BMO Field.

The play was reviewed under disciplinary committee Parameter 3, where the match officials see an incident, and do not issue a red card on a case of clear and obvious simulation/embellishment that meets the conditions for suspension. Under Parameter 3, the disciplinary committee shall issue either a one-match suspension on incidents in which the Professional Referee Organization acknowledges an on-field Referee/Video Assistant Referee error and the committee is unanimous at red card and one match suspension and action taken; or, the disciplinary committee shall issue a two or more match suspension on incidents in which discipline warrants at least a two-match suspension.

The incident in question must be, in the unanimous opinion of the Committee from all available evidence: a clear and unequivocal red card; and egregious or repeat behavior in nature, and/or such that the MLS Disciplinary Committee must act to protect player safety or the integrity of the game; and/or clear and obvious simulation.

Salcedo will serve his suspension against Columbus Crew SC on Saturday.