[MLS SUSPENSIONS] MLS Chicago Fire head coach Frank Klopas and defender Jalil
Anibaba for one game in the wake of incidents during a 2-1 loss to Seattle last Saturday.
Klopas was dismissed by referee Michael Kennedy for directing abusive language toward the officials. Anibaba was red-carded for a challenge in the seventh minute of second-half stoppage time, but he was not immediately sent off the field.
Anibaba and Fire midfielder Marco Pappa scuffled with Seattle’s Marc Burch and Osvaldo Alonso. It took five minutes for the teams to leave the field after the benches cleared.
The melee broke out after Anibaba’s challenge.
The league reviewed incidents in the game, and the only additional sanction after the fact was an undisclosed fine issued to Sounders forward Eddie Johnson for making an inappropriate gesture as he was leaving the field.