[MLS] The New York Red Bulls were fined $10,000 by MLS, which also handed a $5,000 fine to the Los Angeles Galaxy and a $1,000 fine to Charlie Davies.
Erik Soler, the Red Bulls’ General Manager and Sporting Director, had released a statement criticizing the officiating during a 3-3 tie with Portland. (Read Soccer America columnist Paul Gardner’s take of it HERE.)
“The statement released by Red Bull New York this week undermines our substantial efforts to continue improving all aspects of our competition,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said.
The Los Angeles Galaxy’s $5,000 fine was for violating MLS’s policy regarding injury reports ahead of their June 18 match against the Colorado Rapids.
MLS determined that the Galaxy deliberately omitted David Beckham’s name from its injury report despite knowing that he would miss the game because of back spasms.
D.C. United forward Charlie Davies was fined $1,000 for “putting the game into disrepute” because he fell to the ground as Real Salt Lake’s Chris Wingert slide-tackled studs-up for the ball.
MLS ruled that, “Davies intentionally deceived the officials and gained an unfair advantage which directly impacted the match.”
The Davies-Wingert incident: