Here’s a report from the league:
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Houston Dynamo midfielder Alex Monteiro de Lima for one game and issued an undisclosed fine for his serious foul play that endangered the safety of an opponent in the 71st minute of their match against Columbus Crew SC on April 23. Monteiro de Lima will serve the suspension during Houstonâ€™s next MLS match on Saturday, April 30 against Real Salt Lake.
In addition, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has issued an undisclosed fine to Columbus Crew SC forward Kei Kamara for instigating mass confrontation in the 71st minute of their match against Houston Dynamo on April 23.
Seattle Sounders FC defender Brad Evans has been fined an undisclosed amount for using offensive, insulting and abusive language towards an official in the 87th minute of their match against the Colorado Rapids on April 23.
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San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Anibal Godoy has been fined an undisclosed amount for violating league policy regarding hands to the face, head or neck an opponent in the 77th minute of their match against Sporting Kansas City on April 24.
Finally, San Jose Earthquakes defender Andres Imperiale has been suspended one game and issued an undisclosed fine for a serious foul play that endangered the safety of an opponent in the 31st minute of their match against Sporting Kansas City on April 24. Imperiale will serve the suspension during San Joseâ€™s next MLS match on Saturday, April 30 against the Philadelphia Union.
Here’s how Evans explained the incident after the match:
I see the same exact tackle – even worse in my eyes than my first-half tackle. … Along with that and what I thought was offside I went up to (referee Jorge Gonzalez) and asked how was that any different than my tackle in the first half. He said, ‘It’s different, it’s different.’ I said you need to talk to me. He said no. I gave him an expletive; he gave me a yellow card. I said it’s your duty to talk to me on the field. He said, ‘No it’s not.’ I gave him another expletive, and that was the double yellow.
He was asked if a captain should get more communication from a referee: “You should,” he said. “Absolutely, 100 percent.”