NEW YORK - Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee today suspended Los Angeles Galaxy forward Jovan Kirovski for two games and fined $1000 for a reckless foul in the Galaxy's 2-0 win over Chivas USA on Saturday, July 16, 2005.
In the 19th minute of the game, Kirovski was shown a caution for a high elbow to Chivas USA defender Armando Begines in a play near midfield. Kirovski will miss the next two Galaxy regular season MLS games, beginning on Saturday, July 23 when LA welcomes D.C. United to the Home Depot Center for the nationally televised contest (4:00 p.m. ET - ESPN2). Kirovski will also not be available for the Galaxy's game on Wednesday, July 27 when they visit the New England Revolution.
In addition, MLS also announced today that MetroStars President & General Manager Alexi Lalas has been fined $2000 by the MLS Disciplinary Committee. The fine was imposed for comments published in the June 21 edition of The New York Times.
All 12 teams will be in action this weekend, beginning tonight when the New England Revolution visit Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center. D.C. United faces the Los Angeles Galaxy on ESPN2 on Saturday to kick off five more games which include the Columbus Crew hosting the Kansas City Wizards, the Chicago Fire traveling to Colorado, FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake, and the MetroStars visiting San Jose.