Major League Soccer's Disciplinary Committee has announced that DC United captain Dwayne De Rosario has been suspended for two matches and fined an undisclosed amount, following a red card for violent conduct in a pre-season match.
De Rosario was shown the red card in the 60th minute of a match against the Philadelphia Union on February 23, after a tackle to Philadelphia's Danny Cruz.
Diving or embellishment has been an issue in soccer for a long time. FIFA have started to hammer down on diving recently by issuing yellow cards to players who embellish a foul. In North America, Major League Soccer implemented fines and suspensions in 2011 for diving. The league's Disciplinary Committee reviews possible embellishments after games and can distribute fines or suspensions accordingly.
As far as the MLS Disciplinary Committee goes, there's apparently no such thing as a week off.
While most MLS clubs were enjoying some free time due to the international break, the MLS Disciplinary Committee was hard at work and they handed out three punishments for actions that happened prior to the stoppage in league play on Monday.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee fined FCD today without saying why. Nor was the fine directed at
a specific person beyond the FCD bench. If I had to guess the club was fine for some post game
rules violation that has to do with game ops and bench positioning or celebration conduct. I've
sent an email [.
Major League Soccer's Disciplinary Committee announced on Wednesday that DC United coach Ben Olsen
had been fined for critical comments concerning the officiating following DC's August 19th game
against Philadelphia. The Disciplinary Committee also announced that FC Dallas was fined for
"improper bench behavior" against Real Salt Lake on August 17th.
On this convening of the round table Zach, Jeremiah and Ryan discuss the latest controversies
surrounding suspensions and officiating in MLS. The Knights wonder if increased transparency would
help alleviate many of the problems the league is facing on these fronts.
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Barry Robson has to learn that MLS refs are different than European refs. (Getty Images)
I wish I had more time over the weekend to really go into this. Saturday morning an email went
out to the media regarding the suspension of Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Barry Robson for his
actions on last Wednesday night against FC Dallas.
It was only a matter of time before Nelson Rivas received a decision from the MLS Disciplinary
Committee on his headbutt of the Philadelphia Union's Antoine Hoppenot, and as expected, the
Montreal Impact defender faced some harsh punishment.
Rivas was suspended for two additional games, on top of the automatic one-game suspension that
accompanies his red card, MLS announced Thursday.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Montreal Impact defender Nelson Rivas two
additional games and fined him an undisclosed amount for head butting Philadelphia Union forward
Antoine Hoppenot in the 68th minute of their game on Aug. 4.
Rivas was issued a red card at the time and will be out for a total of three games.
The Los Angeles Galaxy will be out for a dose of SuperClasico revenge this weekend.
Chivas USA grabbed its first win in the Home Depot Center rivalry since 2007 with a 1-0 triumph
in May. Come Saturday, the Galaxy will look to even the season series and widen their narrow lead
over Chivas for the fifth and final Western Conference playoff slot.
Real Salt Lake defender, Chris Wingert missed the final 24 minutes of his team's 2-1 loss to Sporting KC this past weekend after picking up a second yellow for pulling back on Soony Saad as he went past him. Many Sporting KC fans though felt that the red card came 65 minutes too late. Just a few seconds into the game Wingert and Kei Kamara went up for a long ball from Ike Opara.
For the second time in the last three games, Sporting KC forward, Claudio Bieler has been the center of an incident on the field involving Bieler striking an opponent. A few weeks ago it was a forearm/elbow to the throat area of Brandon McDonald in KC's 1-0 win over DC. Then this past Saturday night against the LA Galaxy, another incident occurred.
MLS' disciplinary committee came out today with suspensions and fines from this past weekend's game ahead of tomorrow's slate of games. Unfortunately for Sporting KC, they'll be without Paulo Nagamura now for tomorrow's game against the Seattle Sounders. Nagamura was retroactively suspended for stepping on Edgar Mejia's fingers in the 52nd minute of Sporting's 4-0 win on Sunday.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has handed down some fines and suspension today.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC defender Gershon Koffie is suspended one game and fined an undisclosed
amount for endangering the safety of his opponent, Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Andy Rose, in the
91stÂ minute of the game on Aug.
Vancouver Whitecaps Midfielder Gershon Koffie was suspended by the MLS Disciplinary Committee
for one game and fined an undisclosed amount in the wake of his actions on Saturday afternoon at
Century Link Field. The suspension was handed down for the dangerous play where he kicked Andy Rose
in the chest.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee had plenty of incidents to sift through from this past week, and
three more players have received bans for harsh fouls.
Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Gershon Koffie, Montreal Impact defender Hassoun Camara and San
Jose Earthquakes defender Victor Bernardez were all suspended for a game and fined an undisclosed
amount for their actions.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee have received plenty of flak this season for some of their
decisions, but the latest suspension they handed out is sure to raise more than a few eyebrows and
Hours before the Vancouver Whitecaps were set to take on rivals the Seattle Sounders, the MLS
Disciplinary Committee banned Vancouver midfielder Barry Robson one game and fined him an
The already short-handed Vancouver Whitecaps will be a little more so after learning that
Designated Player Barry Robson was suspended for Saturday's game against the Seattle Sounders. The
MLS Disciplinary Committee announced the punishment for "aggravated dissent against an assistant
referee" on Saturday morning, just hours before the scheduled kickoff time.
Sporting KC came away with a 1-0 win over DC United on Friday night to improve the team's record to 3-1-2 on the season thanks to an 89th minute goal from Claudio Bieler. Some DC players though felt that Bieler shouldn't have even been on the field at that time to score the winning goal. The argument is that Bieler should have been sent off in the 25th minute for an elbow to the chest/throat of DC United defender Brandon McDonald.
Andy Najar has been suspended two additional games by the MLS Disciplinary Committee, meaning he'll miss all of D.C. United's Eastern Conference final against the Houston Dynamo. Najar had already sat out the mandatory one game suspension he received after being shown a red card for throwing the ball at the referee in the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals against theNew York Red Bulls.
Emilio Renteria's reaction to a hard challenge has cost him a game.
Renteria was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount by the MLS Disciplinary
Committee for delivering a headbutt to Sporting Kansas City midfielder Paulo Nagamura in the second
half of the Crew's 2-0 loss Saturday night.
Last Friday the Dynamo defeated the New York Red Bulls 2-0 at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tonight, the
Dynamo will play the New York Red Bulls again, this time at Red Bull Arena. The venue may be
different but this game still feels like a brush with deja vu. Oh MLS and you're quirky
scheduling...and mid-season rule changes.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended New England Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe for
one match and fined the rookie and undisclosed amount for a challenge on New York Red Bulls
goalkeeper Ryan Meara in the Revs 2-0 victory on Sunday, July 8. Rowe will miss the Revs game on
Saturday, July 14, against Toronto FC.
Kelyn Rowe is the latest to get the dreaded call from the MLS Disciplinary Committee.
The New England Revolution rookie was suspended a game and fined an undisclosed amount for
running through New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Ryan Meara and kicking him in the head during the
final minutes of the Revolution's victory over the Red Bulls on Sunday.
An Italian footballer accused of match-fixing has chained himself to the headquarters of the
Italian FA to protest against his three-year ban from the game. Former Siena defender Emanuele
Pesoli, now with Hellas Verona, took the drastic measure after an FA disciplinary committee handed
the ban to him on Friday.
Juventus coach Antonio Conte has been banned for 10 months
Robin Van Persie can rule out going to Juventus.
Their manager, Antonio Conte was banned for 10 months following a sentencing handed down by the
Italian Football Federation's Disciplinary Committee on match fixing charges while he was coaching
The U.S. Men's National Team will be without their head coach in Sunday's Gold Cup final.
CONCACAF's Disciplinary Committee made public their decision to suspend Jurgen Klinsmann for one match due to what the Committee called "showing dissent towards the referee by throwing the ball in a violent manner.
The Zephyr ran from Denver to Chicago starting in 1936 A quick turnaround for Colorado as they're out in Chicago to start the post-Pablo era. The Rapids may have wanted to use a train to get there as multiple cancellations and a tornado touching down at DIA delayed their flight out today. They also left without Atiba Harris (red card), Hendry Thomas (suspended today by the Disciplinary Committee), and head coach Oscar Pareja (standard one game suspension for leaving the technical area).
A decent first half followed by a completely listless second led to the Fire's fifth loss of the season. The visitors were at least competitive in the initial 45 and it seemed like there was a chance to gain a result with Montreal having played a mid week non-league game. That wasn't the case as the Impact were the aggressor after the break and all hope was extinguished when Jeff Larentowicz was shown a straight red card for tripping Andrea Pisanu and denying him a goal scoring opportunity in the eyes of referee Fotis Bazakos.
The Fire got more bad news regarding the right back position today with the league's announcement that Wells Thompson has been suspended for 1 match after his challenge on Agustin Viana this past Saturday. Thompson received a yellow card from referee Chris Penso but the Disciplinary Committee felt further action was necessary.
Juventus coach Antonio Conte has been banned for 10 months for failing to report alleged
match-fixing involving Siena when he managed them in the 2010-11 Serie B season.
Conte had a plea bargain deal rejected by the Italian federation (FIGC) earlier this month, a
proposal which would have seen him serve a three-month suspension and pay a fine of 200,000 euros,
and the federation have now confirmed the 10-month sanction.
Following the Nelson Rivas headbutt to Antoine Hoppenot, PSP looks at the Disciplinary Committee's
guidelines and past decisions to understand how much additional suspension might be expected and
when a decision could be announced. Also, why the club may have decided not to appeal Jack
McInerney's red card.
The disciplinary committee of existence soccer's governing carcass is reexamining the played to the
phiz that leaved U.S. forrad Abby Wambach with a sinister oculus during a contest against Colombia
at the Olympics.
A hearing is going on before a disciplinary committee today, into the goings on in the French
squadÂ duringÂ theÂ EuroÂ 2012 tournament, and the four players involved and giving evidence at the
hearing are Newcastle's Ben Arfa, Manchester City's Samir Nasri, Renne's Yann M'Vila and PSG's
The MLS disciplinary committee came out with one announcement today regarding a retroactive
suspension from this past weekend's games. The one suspension announced is from KC's game against
Columbus. Columbus Crew forward, Emilio Renteria has gotten himself a 1 game suspension for his
head butt on KC midfielder, Paulo Nagamura.