The San Jose Earthquakes’ formal complaint over Toluca filming their training session is headed to the CONCACAF Disciplinary Committee, MLSsoccer.com has learned. Where it goes from there is still unclear.
A CONCACAF spokesman confirmed on Friday that the confederation has received the Earthquakes’ formal written complaint – which it requested from the club – and will forward it, along with a full report made by CONCACAF officials on the ground in Mexico, to the confederation’s Disciplinary Committee.
Both the Earthquakes and CONCACAF confirmed the incident in question centers around a Toluca staffer filming the Quakes’ training session at Estadio Nemesio Díez on Tuesday beyond the permitted 15-minute window for media access.
San Jose and Toluca drew 1-1 on Wednesday in the second leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal, with the Liga MX club advancing on penalties.
The CONCACAF spokesman wasn’t sure what the timeline was as far as when the Disciplinary Committee would meet to discuss the matter, nor what kind of decision it could make in this particular instance.