Following Week 2 of the 2022 season, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has issued three fines and one retroactive suspension.
Carranza failure to leave field in timely manner
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has found Philadelphia Union forward Julian Carranza guilty of failure to leave the field in a timely manner following his red card in the 71st minute of the Union’s match against CF Montréal on March 5.
Carranza has been fined an undisclosed amount for the violation.
Bravo failure to leave field in timely manner
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has found Portland Timbers defender Claudio Bravo guilty of failure to leave the field in a timely manner following his red card in the 62nd minute of Portland’s match against LAFC on March 6.
Bravo has been fined an undisclosed amount for the violation.
Austin FC violation of Mass Confrontation Policy
Austin will be issued an official warning for their first violation.
Salcedo issued retroactive red card
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Toronto FC defender Carlos Salcedo for one match and issued an undisclosed fine for serious foul play in the 60th minute of Toronto’s match against the New York Red Bulls.
Salcedo will serve his one-match suspension on March 12 against Columbus Crew.
The play was reviewed under MLS Disciplinary Committee Parameter 3, where the match officials see an incident, and do not issue a red card on a case of clear and obvious simulation/embellishment that meets the conditions for suspension. Under Parameter 3, the MLS Disciplinary Committee shall issue either a one-match suspension on incidents in which the Professional Referee Organization acknowledges an on-field Referee/Video Assistant Referee (VAR) error and the Committee is unanimous at red card and one-match suspension and action taken; or, the MLS Disciplinary Committee shall issue a two or more match suspension on incidents in which discipline warrants at least a two-match suspension.
The incident in question must be, in the unanimous opinion of the Committee from all available evidence: a clear and unequivocal red card; and egregious or repeat behavior in nature, and/or such that the MLS Disciplinary Committee must act to protect player safety or the integrity of the game; and/or clear and obvious simulation.