The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced Wednesday suspensions and fines for the Chicago Fire’s Matt Watson, Real Salt Lake’s John Stertzer and Sporting Kansas City’s Servando Carrasco, while Houston, Kansas City, Vancouver Whitecaps and D.C. United were all found to have been in violation of the league’s mass confrontation policy in Week 8.
Watson (pictured above) was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for a challenge on New York City FC’s Adam Nemec, in the 27th minute of the game on April 24, that was deemed to be serious foul play (VIDEO).
Stertzer was also suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount for serious foul play, for a tackle on the New England Revolution’s Juan Agudelo in the 10th minute of the game on April 25 (VIDEO).
Carrasco was suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount for violent conduct when he made contact with the Houston Dynamo’s Brad Davis in the 52nd minute of the April 25 game (VIDEO). Additionally, both teams were found to be in violation of the mass confrontation policy.
A mass confrontation in the eighth minute of the April 25 game between Vancouver Whitecaps and D.C. United was also the first violation of the season for both teams.
2015 MLS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE DECISIONS:
Week 8: Watson, Stertzer, Carrasco suspended and fined, Perquis fined
Week 6: Revs, Crew SC warned for mass confrontation
Week 5: Emeghara suspended, Quakes warned
Week 4: Fred, Moore suspended and fined
Week 3: Pfeffer, Manneh suspended | Rodriguez suspended, fined
Week 2: Bekker fined, Sporting KC assistant suspended, fined
Week 1: Riley, Tchani, two staffers suspended; three others fined