Following one of the most talked about on-field incidents in MLS this season involving New York Red Bulls defender Jamison Olave and Real Salt Lake forward Olmes Garcia this week, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has acted.
Olave has been suspended two games and fined an undisclosed amount for grabbing Garcia, which was deemed violent conduct toward an opponent in the 77th minute of the match on July 30 (WATCH above).
In addition, both RSL midfielder Javier Morales and Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill have been fined for violating the League’s policy regarding hands to the face/head of an opponent, also in the 77th minute of the July 30 match (WATCH above).
2014 MLS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE DECISIONS
Week 19: Vancouver Whitecaps, Real Salt Lake charged with mass confrontation
Week 17: New York defender Armando, Colorado forward Sánchez suspended two games each
Week 17: Revs midfielder Lee Nguyen suspended for stomp on RSL's John Stertzer
Week 16: FC Dallas winger Fabian Castillo suspended four matches
Week 15: D.C. United's Fabian Espindola suspended, FC Dallas' Josema Bazan suspended, Portland Timbers' Maximiliano Urruti fined
Week 14: Colorado Rapids' Dillon Serna suspended, fines handed out to Chicago Fire, Seattle Sounders
Week 13: Fines issued to Montreal Impact's Hassoun Camara for simulation, Sporting KC's Igor Julião for hands to the face and Vancouver's Sebastian Fernandez for embellishment
Week 12: Vancouver Whitecaps, Seattle Sounders warned for violating mass confrontation policy, Vancouver Whitecaps' Pedro Morales and Seattle Sounders' Chad Barrett fined
Week 11: D.C. United's Eddie Johnson, Portland Timbers' Alvas Powell suspended
Week 10: San Jose's Víctor Bernárdez suspended
Week 9: LA Galaxy's Rob Friend fined for embellishment
Week 8: D.C.'s Eddie Johnson fined for hands to the face; Vancouver's Paolo Tornaghi suspended for entering field
Week 7: Crew's Bernardo Añor fined for mass confrontation, Chivas USA's Wilmer Cabrera fined
Week 6: Crew's Giancarlo Gonzalez fined for embellishment
Week 5: D.C.'s Lewis Neal suspended, Revolution's Jay Heaps is fined
Week 4: Toronto's Steven Caldwell suspended; Colorado's Drew Moor fined
Week 3: Toronto's Jackson and Portland's Donovan Ricketts are suspended
Week 2: Seattle's Clint Dempsey, two other players suspended
Week 1: D.C.'s Luis Silva fined for simulation