[MLS DISCIPLINE] Costa Rican international Giancarlo Gonzalez has emerged as one of the imports in the early going of the 2014 season, but the Columbus Crew defender earned the wrath of San Jose fans for faking being injured by Quakes captain captain Chris Wondolowski in Sunday's 1-1. His embellishment was dealt with by the MLS Disciplinary Committee.
Video: Gonzalez Embellishment
Gonzalez was fined an
undisclosed for his reaction. The Costa Rican knocked down Wondo at the edge of the area. No foul was called, and after Wondo got back to his feet he lashed out at Gonzalez, who used the contact as an
excuse to go down in a heap.
The Disciplinary Committee deemed it "embellishment in an attempt to deceive the referee."