MLS fines LA Galaxy for violating injury report policy

NEW YORK – Major League Soccer on Friday fined the LA Galaxy $5,000 for violating the League’s policy regarding injury reports ahead of their June 18 match against the Colorado Rapids.

MLS requires its clubs to submit an injury report twice a week during the regular season and those reports must be as accurate as possible. The League determined that the Galaxy deliberately omitted David Beckham’s name from their injury report despite knowing that he would miss the game because of back spasms.

Fines collected are donated to MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccer's community outreach initiative dedicated to addressing important social issues affecting young people and serves as a platform for both League and club philanthropic programs. MLS W.O.R.K.S. seeks to establish Major League Soccer as a leader for improving the lives of people through sport.

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