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MLS disciplinary round-up: Four fines handed out, including for Inter Miami defender

Chris Smith
Damion Lowe picked up two yellows against the Revs.
Damion Lowe picked up two yellows against the Revs. / Michael Reaves/GettyImages
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The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee has released its decisions from Week 9 of the 2022 season, handing out four fines:

1. Inter Miami's Damion Lowe fined following red card vs NE Revs

Inter Miami's winning run finally came crashing to an end at the weekend with a 2-0 defeat away at the New England Revolution.

Their misery was compounded with two dismissals, one of which was to Damion Lowe on the hour for a second yellow card offense when the scores were still level.

In fairness to Lowe, it was very harsh to even call this as a foul with Adam Buksa going down with little-to-no contact. So you can understand his frustration in getting booked and being sent off.

But Lowe's protests went a little too far in the eyes of MLS, who have fined him an undisclosed amount.

2. Felipe Hernandez & Maarten Paes both fined for altercation

Sporting KC 2-2 FC Dallas was a heated affair in which both sides had to battle from behind to ultimately leave with a point.

It was Daniel Salloi who had the last laugh, firing home an SKC equalizer in the 77th minute after Alan Velasco and Jesus Ferreira had put Dallas into a 2-1 lead.

SKC wanted the win and Felipe Hernandez went to fetch the ball out of the back of the net. For some strange reason, he decided to touch the head of Dallas goalkeeper Maarten Paes. The Dutchman then went down like a ton of bricks, rolling around on the floor in ridiculous fashion.

The end result? Both players have been fined. All very silly.

3. Diego Rubio fails to leave field in an orderly manner

Where Inter Miami were killed off by a red card, the Colorado Rapids held on in spite of one, even extending their lead over the Portland Timbers to 2-0 despite going a man down.

It was the scorer of the first goal, Diego Rubio, who was given his marching orders for a rash challenge on Timbers defender Justin Rasmussen. It was a challenge made deep in Portland territory that he just didn't need to make, especially given he was already on a yellow card.

Rubio initially accepted his punishment and stepped back over the white line, before losing his cool and arguing his case on the side. He was eventually escorted down the tunnel, but it was too late by then for the Chilean to avoid a fine.

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