Timbers & Minnesota Utd will be fined


Major League Soccer has revealed its penalties for misconduct from round one of the playoffs.

In the latest release, the league has issued a number of fines from a couple of hot matches after the season.

Here is a summary of all updates …

The Portland Timber’s 3-1 win over Minnesota United on Sunday was an intense affair to say the least. Things really came to a head with Franco Fragapane’s frankly shameful tackle on Diego Chara during the last five minutes – the Argentine had both feet in the air with studs up and went over the ball.

The Timbers players could smell victory in the air.

Both clubs were found to be violating the league’s policy of mass confrontations for the second time this season, which means they have been fined a secret amount. Head coaches Giovanni Savarese and Adrian Heath have also been fined.

Fragapane and Loon midfielder Ozzy Alonso has been fined a secret amount for his “actions to incite and / or escalate a mass confrontation”.

Things fell apart very quickly for Atlanta United during the second half of their round one game away at the NYCFC, and were down 2-0 shortly after halftime. Their misery worsened during stoppage time when midfielder Alan Franco was sent off for a second yellow card.

The Argentine will now miss the Five Stripes’ first match of the 2022 season. But his penalty did not end there, with MLS fining him for not leaving the pitch in time – Franco made his feelings known to referee Chris Penso before going down Yankee Stadium -tunnels.

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