MLS Disciplinary Committee Decisions (official press release) ahead of this upcoming week’s matches.
NEW YORK (April 29, 2021) – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has found Philadelphia Union forward Sergio Santos guilty of simulation/embellishment. Santos has been fined an undisclosed amount for his action in the 30th minute of Philadelphia’s match against Inter Miami CF on April 24.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has found Real Salt Lake goalkeeper David Ochoa in violation of the League policy regarding throwing/kicking an object toward fans after Salt Lake’s match against Minnesota United FC on April 24. Ochoa has been fined an undisclosed amount for his actions.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has found both Minnesota United FC and Real Salt Lake in violation of the mass confrontation policy after their match on April 24. Both clubs have been issued a warning for their first violation.
Due to their roles in the mass confrontation Minnesota United defenders Hassani Dotson and Chase Gasper have been fined an undisclosed amount for inciting and/or escalating the incident.
From the week of April 22
NEW YORK (Thursday, April 22, 2021) – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has found Austin FC defender Jhohan Romaña guilty of simulation/embellishment. Romaña has been fined an undisclosed amount for his action in the 70th minute of Austin’s match against the Los Angeles Football Club on April 17.
Independent Review Panel Denies New England Revolution Appeal of Jones Red Card
The Independent Review Panel, consisting of one representative from the U.S. Soccer Federation, one representative from the Canadian Soccer Association, and one independent representative nominated by the Professional Referee Organization, has denied New England Revolution’s appeal of the red card issued to defender DeJuan Jones in the 92+ minute of New England’s match against Chicago Fire FC on April 17.
As a result of the denied appeal, Jones is not eligible to play in New England’s next regular season game on Saturday, April 24, against D.C. United as he serves a one-match suspension for the red card.
Each club is entitled to two unsuccessful appeals per season, including the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. Since New England’s appeal was unsuccessful, the club has one unsuccessful appeal remaining for any future dismissals in the 2021 season.