MLS Laying Down The Law

MLS Laying Down The Law

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 3, 2008

Good morning to all. Got notice late last night about some fines and suspensions in the league. So I felt like kicking off today with that. My prime-rime previews for tonight will come a little later on today.

Colorado rookie Ciaran O’Brien has been suspended an additional match and fined another $250 for his red card tackle that put Galaxy forward Carlos Ruiz on the shelf for at least a month (if not more). Watch the video and tell me what you think of the league-imposed penalties. Honestly O’Brien showed us exactly how unexperienced he was in this. Come on not even 15 minutes into his professional career and he gets red carded for a really bad tackle. Rookie mistake and a very rookie style tackle.

Also, Ruiz’s teammate Abel Xavier was fined an additional $1,250 for his actions and comments following his red card in the 89th minute. If you ask me Xavier acted like a little kid last weekend against the Rapids. Like I mentioned yesterday I think the Ruud Gullit would be doing us all a favor and Xavier one if he would sit him for a few additional games after the suspension is over.

Its early in the season and people are already getting fined and suspended longer for their actions. Not complaints here about either one. Anyone else have beef with these calls by the league?