SAN JOSE -- Major League Soccer's disciplinary committee suspended Earthquakes defender Victor Bernardez for one game for reckless play, the league announced Thursday.

Bernardez, who is expected to start at center back for Honduras during the World Cup this summer, will miss the game Saturday against the Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field.

He was cited for knocking down FC Dallas' David Texeira in the 62nd minute of San Jose's 2-1 victory last weekend. Bernardez tripped the striker in Dallas' attacking third and then accidentally stepped on Texeira while going for the ball. Referee Chris Penso was near the play and gave Bernardez a stern talk instead of issuing a card.

At the time, San Jose (2-3-4) was playing with 10 men after Penso gave midfielder Shea Salinas a red card at the end of the first half.

Bernardez is expected to start for Honduras in World Cup. The Central Americans are in Group E with France, Ecuador, Switzerland. Honduras' final group game is June 25, meaning Bernardez could return in time for San Jose's showdown June 28 against the Los Angeles Galaxy at Stanford Stadium.

The Quakes already have lost star center back Clarence Goodson, who is training with the U.S. national team at Stanford.

Coach Mark Watson doesn't have great options in the back with the loss of Bernardez. Veteran Ty Harden is expected to fill one of the center back positions with rookie JJ Koval possibly in the other. Harden has played well across the backline this season while replacing injured players. Koval's natural position is in the central midfield.

The Quakes also won't have target forward Alan Gordon, who suffered a muscle strain against Dallas and can't play Saturday. Salinas is ineligible after getting the red card.

Starting striker Steven Lenhart is close to returning from a left knee ligament strain but probably can't go 90 minutes after being out for a month. With Chris Wondolowski also auditioning to make the U.S. World Cup team, San Jose might look to forwards Mike Fucito, Billy Schuler and Adam Jahn.

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