Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Red Bulls fined $10,000
June 25th, 2011 3:25AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[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 Wingertslide-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:



0 comments
  1. Ken Jamieson
    commented on: June 26, 2011 at 9:16 a.m.
    All three fines can only help professionalize MLS. In each case the offending club/player was guilty of unprofessional acts. It must be made clear that star status or the perceived importance of a team or individual player does not make them bigger than the game.
  1. Kent James
    commented on: June 26, 2011 at 10:37 a.m.
    I didn't see the game live, but the clip shown is very inconclusive. First, it was not a "studs up" tackle. If WIngert got the ball (hard for me to tell), then it was an excellent tackle. If he didn't, and contact was made on Davies, then the PK is probably right. What I'm guessing happened (though the view from the AR would be the one to see), was that Davies got the ball but Wingert did not make any contact (so Davies created the penalty). So the fine seems in order (though it would have been nice to have either slow motion or a different angle to show that). But it is misleading to call Wingert's tackle "studs up"; he put his leg in front of Davies (not going at him) and never exposed the bottom of his cleats, so it was not a dangerous tackle (I would hope he was not cautioned for that).
  1. Chuck Grenfell
    commented on: June 27, 2011 at 10:34 a.m.
    Charlie Davies, super player, super comeback but what a disappointment on this play. Maybe that crap is OK with the sissie French Ligue1, but it's utter crap in MLS. You are a much better player than what you showed against Real.
  1. David Huff
    commented on: June 27, 2011 at 12:44 p.m.
    @Chuck, you show your ignorance when you denigrate Ligue 1 as a "sissie" league but extol the "virtues" of the journeyman MLS. Ligue 1 has far more quality and world-class players than MLS has ever seen. I'd take Olympique Lyonnais or Olympique Marseille against any MLS team that could be mustered, including so-called "All-Star" lineups.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Week 13: Results & Standings    
Saturday's MLS action featured a pair of hat tricks by Bradley Wright-Phillips (3-0 win for the ...
Messi Update: Argentine star moving uncomfortably but no broken bones    
Lionel Messi injured his back and ribs in a Copa Centenario warmup game for Argentina against ...
Copa Centenario: Castillo replaces Chandler on U.S. roster    
The USA has called in Edgar Castillo to replace Timmy Chandler on its roster for the ...
MLS Countdown: Kaka recalled by Brazil for Centenario    
The announcement came a day too late to benefit the Philadelphia Union, but Orlando City midfielder ...
U.S. Abroad: Gonzalez's Pachuca has edge in Liga MX final    
Omar Gonzalez, who was passed over for a spot on the U.S. Copa Centenario team, started ...
BeIN Sports adds special Copa Centenario coverage    
One vital aspect of soccer's increased television exposure is how events are treated by non-rights holders ...
USA-Bolivia: Will youth movement continue?    
Christian Pulisic has already impressed his coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, enough that he's in contention to start ...
What They're Saying: Jozy Altidore    
"When Haiti qualified, I just thought it'd be a cool thing, because they haven't qualified for ...
TV Report: Fox network twinbill draws 1,613,000 viewers    
Last Saturday's FA Cup-MLS doubleheader on Fox reached a combined 1,613,000 viewers. Manchester United's 2-1 overtime ...
Concacaf turns to NBA for new CEO    
In another step to rehabilitate itself after five years of scandal, Concacaf hired Philippe Moggio out ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives