Major League Soccer

MLS disciplinary roundup: CF Montreal & Atlanta United hit with fines after goalmouth bust-up

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Josef Martinez and Victor Wanyama were both sent of during CF Montreal 2-2 Atlanta United
Josef Martinez and Victor Wanyama were both sent of during CF Montreal 2-2 Atlanta United / Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
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Major League Soccer's has revealed its latest punishments for misconduct in recent gameweeks.

In the latest release, the league issued eight fines while handing out warnings to no fewer than four clubs.

Here is a roundup of all the updates...


Rudy Camacho fined for 'failing to leave the field in a timely manner'

Rudy Camacho
Rudy Camacho was sent off for bring down Josef Martinez inside the penalty area. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

With three red cards, five yellows and 17 fouls combined, CF Montreal's mid-week clash with Atlanta United was certainly a feisty affair, and that's notwithstanding the 2-2 scoreline, with the Five Stripes coming from 2-0 down to snatch a point.

Montreal defender Rudy Camacho was the first player to see red, getting his marching orders on the 73rd minute. Having just halved his side's deficit, Josef Martinez was put through on goal again by Marcelino Moreno but as the Venezuelan was lining up his shot, he was clipped from behind by Camacho.

While contact was minimal, it was clumsy from Camacho, while Martinez was also denied a goalscoring opportunity, influencing referee David Gantar's decision to show a red card.

But Camacho didn't go quietly, remaining on the field to plead his innocence; an act that ultimately sees him fined an undisclosed amount by MLS.


8 Atlanta United players fined for breaking league policy on entering the field of play

8 Atlanta United players were fined after rushing to the field against CF Montreal.
8 Atlanta United players were fined after rushing to the field against CF Montreal. / Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Just moments after drawing level, Atlanta United came agonisingly close to snatching the lead, with a Moreno effort falling into the hands of Montreal keeper James Pantemis after Martinez had failed to connect with a header.

The latter then found himself in the midst of a goalmouth tussle with Victor Wanyama as the Kenyan midfielder put his hands around the neck of Martinez, who responded by pushing the former Tottenham man away and leaning his head in a little too close for the referee's liking.

Both players were sent off, but not before eight Atlanta United players charged onto the field to get involved with the fracas. In the end, MLS issued undisclosed fines to Alex De John, Mikey Ambrose, Machop Chol, Erik Lopez, Erick Torres, and Jackson Conway.


Montreal and Atlanta warned for goal-mouth bust up

In the end, both Montreal and Atlanta were pulled up by the league in the wake of the Wanyama vs Martinez incident. The two sides were found to be guilty of breaking MLS' 'mass confrontation policy', though as it was their first offence, only a warning was handed out.


Diego Chara also fined for 'failing to leave the field in a timely manner

Diego Chara was sent off for the seventh time in his MLS career against San Jose.
Diego Chara was sent off for the seventh time in his MLS career against San Jose. / Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Just like Camacho, Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Chara was also fined an undisclosed amount for failing to leave the pitch in a timely manner.

One of the most fiery players in MLS, Chara was given a second yellow card for a nasty, late challenge on Jackson Yueill right at the end of the Timbers' 1-1 draw with San Jose Earthquakes.


Timbers and Quakes warned for post-match antics

Such was the nature of this match, things spilled over between the two teams following the final whistle, with players from both sides coming to blows. Calling it a mass brawl would be a stretch, but the scenes were certainly unsavoury.

Like Montreal and Atlanta, Portland and San Jose were in breach of the MLS
'mass confrontation policy' but also escaped with warnings for a first offence.


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