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September 13, 2010 at 3:33 PM

RSL’s Javier Morales punished for actions against Alonso

This is from the league. For what it’s worth, the Seattle-RSL game was Thursday, Sept. 9:

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Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee Fines and Suspends Real Salt Lake Midfielder Javier Morales

NEW YORK (September 13, 2010) – The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee today issued a fine and one-game suspension to Real Salt Lake midfielder Javier Morales for actions taken against Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Osvaldo Alonso in the Salt Lake versus Seattle game on Saturday, September 11th.

The unsportsmanlike action which endangered the safety of his opponent was not seen by the officiating crew and Morales did not receive any discipline during the match. After reviewing the incident, the MLS Disciplinary Committee decided that the action constituted a red card offense and Morales should be suspended for one game and fined $250. Morales will serve his suspension during Salt Lake’s next League game on September 18th against the Chicago Fire.

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. For more information visit the website at www.MLSsoccer.com/works.

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