Ahead of the Conference Finals in the Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has issued several rulings.
Sartini, Vancouver fined
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has fined Vancouver Whitecaps FC and head coach Vanni Sartini for violating the mass confrontation policy for the second time this season in the 94th minute of their match against the LAFC on November 5.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee had found the Vancouver Whitecaps FC technical staff and players in violation of the league’s policy regarding entering the field of play during a confrontational incident that occurred in the 94th minute of their match against LAFC on November 5.
Vancouver assistant coaches Youssef Dahha and Michael D’Agostino and Vancouver midfielders Luís Martins and Ali Ahmed and defender Javain Brown have been fined an undisclosed amount for entering the field of play in a confrontational manner, during a confrontational incident. Vancouver defender Mathias Laborda has been issued a one-match suspension and an undisclosed fine for entering the field of play in a confrontational manner, during a confrontational incident and inciting and/or escalating a mass confrontation.
MLS Disciplinary Committee has fined LAFC defender Jesús Murillo an undisclosed amount for violating the league’s simulation/embellishment policy in the 46th minute of LAFC’s match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on November 5.