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By DAN KARELL
Support him or not, Jamison Olave’s behavior has cost the New York Red Bulls dearly for the next two weeks.
The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee announced on Friday afternoon that Olave had been fined an undisclosed amount and suspended two matches for “violent conduct toward an opponent” during the second half of the Red Bulls 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake last Wednesday.
In the 77th minute, both Olave and RSL forward Olmes Garcia exchanged words and video replay suggests that Olave may have hit Garcia below the belt. Garcia felt the hit and produced a theatrical dive, which only earned himself a yellow card from referee Mark Geiger, while Olave escaped punishment.
In addition to this, both Tim Cahill and Javier Morales have been fined by the Disciplinary Committee “for violating the League’s policy regarding hands to the face/head of an opponent.” Their incident occurred just seconds after Olave and Garcia were seen arguing with one another.
What do you think of this news? Disappointed in the suspension? Agree with it? Think it’s too long? Should Geiger be punished for not sending off Olave?
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