Red-card mass protest leads to fines for Sounders

don.ruiz@thenewstribune.comOctober 16, 2013 

Seattle Sounders FC has been fined $5,000, and coach Sigi Schmid was fined an additional $1,000 by the MLS Disciplinary Committee for violation of the league’s mass confrontation policy.

The incident occurred Sunday in the 74th minute of Seattle’s 1-0 loss at Portland. Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso received a straight red card for elbowing Timbers midfielder Will Johnson, and several Sounders surrounded referee Hilario Grajeda to dispute the call.

A video of the incident is available at blog.thenewstribune.com/soccer.

don.ruiz@thenewstribune.com

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