MLS Discipline: Three players suspended, Ortiz fined, Heath warned

Upon review of incidents from games played last week, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has handed down suspensions to three players for violent conduct and issued a fine and a warning in other cases.

Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman is suspended for RSL’s game against Philadelphia on Saturday for kicking Clint Dempsey in the 16th minute of the Sounders’ 1-0 victory last weekend.

Red Bulls defender Michael Murillo will sit out the game this weekend against New England for grabbing TFC midfielder Raheem Edwards and throwing him to the ground during their game a week ago Friday that ended, 1-1.

Revs defender Benjamin Angoua is also suspended for the Red Bulls game. He clattered into Crew SC forward Ola Kamara in the 31st minute of their game on Sunday and though no foul was called on the play, the Disciplinary Committee has issued a fine and the suspension.

D.C. forward Jose Guillermo Ortiz has been fined by the Disciplinary Committee for simulation/embellishment in United’s game against Chicago last weekend, and Minnesota United head coach Adrian Heath was officially warned for entering the field of play without permission during his team’s game against the Galaxy.

Under new procedures adopted this year, the first such incident can be punished by an official warning. Subsequent violations will result in fines or suspensions.

3 comments about "MLS Discipline: Three players suspended, Ortiz fined, Heath warned".
  1. R2 Dad, May 26, 2017 at 6:56 p.m.

    Great development, I just wish MLS was more vociferous about announcing these punishments. It will take an entire season of this type of retroactive suspension before the League gets across to players and coaches this type of behavior is not to be tolerated.

  2. Nick Daverese, May 27, 2017 at 2:36 p.m.

    One game suspension is reasonable. But the three game suspension to Carli Lloyd after the game ended seems excessive. Was the girl who got hit have to go to the hospital for observation or did she miss any games from her injury?

  3. Nick Daverese, May 27, 2017 at 2:44 p.m.

    I think when an official does not call a foul on an obvious foul. Maybe he should receive a suspension for doing a bad job. Receive too many suspensions he goes back to officiating kid games.

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