Main League Soccer has revealed its punishments for misconduct from Spherical One of many Playoffs.
Within the newest launch, the league has issued various fines from a few heated post-season match-ups.
Here’s a roundup of all of the updates…
The Portland Timbers’ 3-1 win over Minnesota United on Sunday was an intense affair, to say the least. Issues actually got here to a head with Franco Fragapane’s frankly disgraceful sort out on Diego Chara within the remaining 5 minutes – the Argentine had each ft within the air with studs up, and went over the ball.
The Timbers had been rightly livid that Fragapane was solely proven a yellow card, however the two units of gamers had already come to blows earlier than the referee even went to his pocket.
Each golf equipment had been discovered to be in violation of the league’s mass confrontation coverage for a second time this season, which means they’ve every been fined an undisclosed quantity. Head coaches Giovanni Savarese and Adrian Heath have additionally been fined.
Fragapane and Loons midfielder Ozzy Alonso have been fined an undisclosed quantity for his or her “actions in inciting and/or escalating a mass confrontation”.
Issues fell aside in a short time for Atlanta United within the second half of their Spherical One match away at NYCFC, going 2-0 down shortly after half-time. Their distress was compounded in stoppage time as center-back Alan Franco was despatched off for a second yellow card offense.
The Argentine will now miss the 5 Stripes’ first match of the 2022 season. However his punishment did not finish there, with MLS slapping him with a high-quality for failing to depart the pitch in a well timed method – Franco made his emotions recognized to referee Chris Penso earlier than strolling down the Yankee Stadium tunnel.