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Four players, one coach fined after Week 30; Panel rescinds Kouassi red

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has fined four players following the midweek games in Week 30 of the MLS regular season. Additionally one coach has been fined by MLS Commissioner Don Garber, and the Independent Panel has ruled on the New England Revolution's appeal of a red card.

Adjei-Boateng, Morales instigating and escalating

The Disciplinary Committee has found Colorado Rapids midfielder Bismark Adjei-Boateng and FC Dallas midfielder Javier Morales guilty of instigating and escalating an incident in the 70th minute of their match on Sept. 27. Both Adjei-Boateng and Morales have been fined undisclosed amounts for their actions.

Felipe, Sam instigating and escalating

The Disciplinary Committee has found New York Red Bulls midfielder Felipe and D.C. United midfielder Lloyd Sam guilty of instigating and escalating an incident during 60th minute of their match on Sept. 27. Both Felipe and Sam have been fined undisclosed amounts for their actions.

Houston-LA Galaxy mass confrontation

The Disciplinary Committee has found both the Houston Dynamo and LA Galaxy in violation of the league's Mass Confrontation Policy. The incident took place in the 61st minute of the teams' match on Sept. 27. The Galaxy have been issued a warning for the club's first violation of the policy this season. The Dynamo, as well as head coach Wilmer Cabrera, have been fined undisclosed amounts for the club's second violation of the policy this season.

Cabrera public criticism of officials

MLS Commissioner Don Garber has issued an undisclosed fine to Houston Dynamo head coach Wilmer Cabrera for his public criticisms of the officials following the Dynamo's match against the LA Galaxy on Sept. 27.

Kouassi red card appeal

The Independent Panel, consisting of one representative each from the US Soccer Federation, Canadian Soccer Association and Professional Referee Organization, has unanimously rescinded the fine and one-game suspension for the red card issued to New England Revolution midfielder Xavier Kouassi for serious foul play in the 11th minute of New England's match against Orlando City on Sept. 27.

As a result of New England’s appeal, Kouassi will be eligible to play in the Revolution’s next regular season match against the Atlanta United on Sept. 30.

Each Club is entitled to two unsuccessful appeals per season, including playoffs. Since New England’s appeal was successful, the team maintains two unsuccessful appeals for any future dismissals in the 2017 season. 

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