The MLS Disciplinary Committee came out with a number of decisions from this past weekend's games today. Two of those announcements will affect this weekend's game between Sporting Kansas City and the Chicago Fire.
The first decision will affect Sporting KC, as midfielder Servando Carrasco was handed a one game suspension and a fine for violent conduct in the 52nd minute of the 4-4 draw with Houston.
Today, the MLS Disciplinary Committee came down with two announcements regarding this past weekend's game between Sporting KC and FC Dallas. Sporting KC's fitness coach Mateus Manoel was suspended for one game and giving a fine for entering the field of play and kicking the ball.
Sporting Kansas City's defensive issues just got worse ahead of Sunday's game against the New York Red Bulls. Today the MLS Disciplinary Committee announced that starting right back, Igor Juliao was suspended for one game and fined for his actions in KC's 2-1 loss to Philadelphia.
In the 55th minute, Juliao cleared a ball up field just in front of Philadelphia forward, Andrew Wenger.
Earlier this week, the MLS Disciplinary Committee came out with their fines and suspensions for games this past week. Included in that was a fine for Igor Juliao for hands to the head/face of New England. The only suspension announced was on Colorado Rapids midfielder, Carlos Alvarez for entering the field of play and leaving the technical area as he celebrated a goal by teammate Gabriel Torres.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee confirmed what many Philadelphia Union fans already knew: the match officials got a lot wrong during the match against the Colorado Rapids. Silviu Petrescu - the referee for the match - was already suspended for this week's match for missing calls.
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).
Sporting KC right back, Igor Juliao was fined today by the MLS disciplinary committee for an incident after KC's 1-0 loss to DC last weekend. After the game, the two teams came together on the field as a scuffle occurred. The video that MLS shows of the incident does not show what caused the scuffle to occur, it just shows Juliao getting his hands into the face of DC midfielder Davy Arnaud.
Giancarlo Gonzalez's embellishment late on Sunday has not gone unpunished.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced on Tuesday that it has fined Gonzalez an undisclosed amount for trying to dupe match officials into thinking he had been struck by Chris Wondolowski late in the 1-1 draw between the Columbus Crew and San Jose Earthquakes.
MLS continued to put its mark on Chivas USA, which it purchased last week from former owners Jorge Vergara and Angelica Fuentes, with the announcement Wednesday that former league executive Nelson Rodriguez is the club's new president.
Rodriguez recently served as the league's executive vice president of competition, technical and game operations and was the public face of the Disciplinary Committee after it was created in 2012.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Stunning news for FIFA that they have handed FC Barcelona a transfer ban for the next TWO transfer windows (this summer and next winter) for irregularities in the signing of 12 foreign players under the age of 18.
The FIFA investigation was reportedly centred on several minors who were registered by the club and participated in tournaments between 2009 and 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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.