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Nov.
10th

Three-game suspension ends Marc Burch’s season

Burch

This news in from the league:

Major League Soccer today announced discipline for Seattle Sounders FC defender Marc Burch.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber has suspended Burch for three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for using unacceptable and offensive language towards an opponent in the 75th minute of the game against Real Salt Lake on Thursday, Nov. 8th.

Commissioner Garber also mandated that Burch attend diversity and sensitivity training. This is in addition to the training that all MLS clubs attend at the beginning of each season.

Burch will serve the suspension during the next three Seattle Sounders FC matches which include the two 2012 Conference Finals games against the LA Galaxy. Should Seattle advance to MLS Cup 2012, Burch will serve the final game of his suspension during that match. If his team does not advance to MLS Cup 2012, he will be suspended for the first game of the 2013 season.

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Oct.
19th

Schmid suspended and fined for ref comments

Schmid

Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid was suspended and filed by the league today for his criticisms of referee Ricardo Salazar after the club’s scoreless draw with Real Salt Lake on Wednesday.

Here is the release from the league:

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber today suspended Seattle Sounders FC Coach Sigi Schmid for one game and fined him $2,000 for inappropriate public comments about the officials during and after his team’s game against Real Salt Lake on Oct. 17.

“Sigi Schmid’s comments earlier this week about the officiating were unacceptable,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said. “MLS requires that its players, coaches, and club leadership maintain proper respect for the officials at all times.”

The suspension will be served Sunday when FC Dallas comes to CenturyLink Field. Assistant coach Brian Schmetzer will assume Schmid’s coaching duties.
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May
11th

Zach Scott suspended one game for dangerous play

This just in from the league:

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Seattle Sounders FC defender Zach Scott one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for endangering the safety of FC Dallas midfielder Fabian Castillo in the 75th minute of the May 9 game.

Scott will serve his suspension this Saturday when Sounders FC host Real Salt Lake at 7 p.m. PT.

Fines collected will be donated to the charitable partners of MLS W.O.R.K.S. and the

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May
1st

Eddie Johnson fined for gesture, he apologizes

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has fined Seattle Sounders FC forward Eddie Johnson an undisclosed amount for making an inappropriate gesture as he was leaving the field after the April 28 game against the Chicago Fire.

Fines collected will be donated to the charitable partners of MLS W.O.R.K.S. and the MLS Players Union.

The club released this statement from Johnson:

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