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As far as the MLS Disciplinary Committee goes, there’s apparently no such thing as a week off.
While most MLS clubs were enjoying some free time due to the international break, the MLS Disciplinary Committee was hard at work and they handed out three punishments for actions that happened prior to the stoppage in league play on Monday.
New England Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber, San Jose Earthquakes defender Jason Hernandez and the Montreal Impact were were the latest trio to feel the wrath of the league’s disciplinary committee, with each of them receiving undisclosed fines for misconduct during their respective Oct. 6 matches.
Feilhaber was given his penalty for his ‘verbal and profane abuse’ of an official after receiving a red card (second yellow) late in the Revolutions’ 1-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union, while Hernandez was punished for failing to ‘leave the field in an orderly manner’ after being ejected in the Earthquakes’ 4-1 win over the Colorado Rapids. Both fines are tacked onto the automatic ones and one-game suspension they each received for their red cards.
The Impact were handed a fine for ‘unprofessional conduct of team staff on the sidelines’ during their 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamo.
What do you think of these fines? Surprised by any of them? Does the MLS Disciplinary Committee deserve some time off after such a heavy workload this season?
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