New York, NY (Sports Network) - The MLS Disciplinary Committee on Wednesday
suspended San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas and Montreal Impact
head coach Marco Schallibaum.
Salinas was handed a one-match ban and fined an undisclosed amount for
elbowing Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Keane above the shoulders in the
fifth minute of the 'Quakes 3-2 win over the Galaxy on June 29.
The Committee also issued a one-match ban to Schallibaum for entering the
field of play in the 89th minute of his club's 4-3 loss to the Colorado Rapids
at Saputo Stadium last Saturday. Impact assistant coach Philippe Eullaffroy
was also suspended one match and fined after throwing the ball at Rapids
midfielder Tony Cascio.
Additionally, the Committee has fined D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen $2,000
for public criticism of the officials following his team's 1-0 loss to
Vancouver, and has also fined Toronto FC and coach Ryan Nelsen for the club's
violation of the leagues mass confrontation policy.
The violation occurred in the 78th minute of the June 29 game against Real
Salt Lake during an altercation involving players from both teams.
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