The league just announced this, regarding the red-card foul that Chivas USA D Marcelo Saragosa committed against Seattle’s Fredy Montero last Saturday.
NEW YORK (Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009) – The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee today announced suspensions and fines for Chivas USA midfielder Marcelo Saragosa and Houston Dynamo assistant coach John Spencer, and a fine for San Jose Earthquakes head coach Frank Yallop.
Saragosa was issued a red card for a dangerous play on Seattle’s Fredy Montero in the 72nd minute of Chivas USA’s match versus the Sounders FC on Saturday, Sept. 19. The Committee reviewed the play (linked here) and ruled that Saragosa’s actions warranted an additional fine and suspension of $500 and one game. This is in addition to an automatic $500 fine and one-game suspension, bringing the total to $1,000 and two games. Saragosa will serve the suspension when Chivas USA faces the New York Red Bulls on Sept. 26 and versus D.C. United on Oct. 3.