[MLS] Major League Soccer's disciplinary committee issued fines in the wake of Thursday's FC Dallas-New York game. Thierry
Henry escaped a suspension that would have kept him out of Friday's marquee match between the Red Bulls and Los Angeles Galaxy at the Home Depot Center. Instead, the French star was fined
$2,000 for "unsporting" behavior that led to the injury suffered by Dallas keeper Kevin Hartman. Meanwhile, FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea will have to serve an additional game's suspension for his red-card foul earlier in the game.
Following the Red Bulls’ first goal by Mehdi Ballouchy in their 2-2 tie, Henry kicked the dead ball after the play had ended, and Hartman, who stepped into the path of the ball, suffered a knee injury. The four-time French World Cup player was carrying a yellow card but was not carded.
Earlier in the first half, Shea committed a dangerous foul against Red Bulls defender Chris Albright and received a red card. The disciplinary committee determined that due to the reckless nature of the action that endangered Fulbright's safety, as well as his unsportsmanlike behavior while exiting the field of play, additional disciplinary action was warranted.
In addition to the one-game suspension and $250 fine automatically issued for the red card, Shea will pay an additional $750 fine and serve an additional one-game suspension.