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October 15, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Sounders FC, coach Sigi Schmid fined for mass confrontation Sunday in Portland

mls logo newSounders FC has been fined $5,000 and coach Sigi Schmid has been fined an additional $1,000 after the MLS Disciplinary Committee determined Seattle violated the league’s mass confrontation policy Sunday.

This hardly comes as a surprise as a 74th-minute red card to Osvaldo Alonso led to quite a reaction from Sounders players, coaches and staff.

The issue has been covered on the blog and in print recently.

Here is video of the incident.

This is the Sounders’ second instance of mass confrontation, according to a news release from the league, but the first isn’t coming immediately to mind.

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Any thoughts on the punishment?

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