MLS Hands Down Fines and Suspensions To Union and Chivas USA

MLS Hands Down Fines and Suspensions To Union and Chivas USA

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 26, 2012
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  • Peter Nowak, Robin Fraser

The hammer came down once again from the league…and this one we sort of expected it to.

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has issued the following actions in response to the behavior of coaches, players and team staff who left their respective technical areas during the 85thminute of the April 21 Chivas USA vs. Philadelphia Union game:

 

  • Philadelphia Union Executive Vice President and Team Manager Peter Nowak has been suspended for one additional game and has been fined $5,000 for leaving his team’s technical area, entering the field of play and initiating contact with an opposing player.
  • Chivas USA Head Coach Robin Fraser has been fined $500 for leaving his team’s technical area and crossing midfield.
  • Philadelphia Union has been fined $5,000 for the behavior of its players and team staff.
  • Chivas USA has been fined $2,500 for the behavior of its players and team staff.

Here is a video of the incident.

Very interesting hearing the details of what go into happens to a suspended coach as well.

A suspended coach is not permitted to enter the stadium tunnel area, Team Locker Room or field level until after conclusion of the game, at which point he may enter the Team Locker Room.  He may not sit in the Press Box or grandstands. A suspended coach also is not permitted to be in communication with his Team during the course of the game.

Again, we knew Nowak would get some form of punishment and Fraser was probably due for what he got as well.

I am sort of surprised to see that Gabriel Farfan didn’t get an additional game for his conduct. That two-footed tackle was pretty reckless.

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