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NEW YORK(April 27, 2022) – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has found Chicago Fire FC Federico Navarro guilty of failure to leave the field in a timely manner in the 77th minute of Chicago’s match against Minnesota United FC on April 23 ( VIDEO). Navarro has been fined an undisclosed amount for his actions. 

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended San Jose Earthquakes defender Nathan for one match and fined the player an undisclosed amount for serious foul play in the 11th minute of San Jose’s match against the Seattle Sounders FC on April 23 (VIDEO).

The play was reviewed under MLS Disciplinary Committee Parameter 3, where the match officials see an incident, and do not issue a red card on a case of clear and obvious simulation/embellishment that meets the conditions for suspension. Under Parameter 3, the MLS Disciplinary Committee shall issue either a one-match suspension on incidents in which the Professional Referee Organization acknowledges an on-field Referee/Video Assistant Referee (VAR) error and the Committee is unanimous at red card and one match suspension and action taken; or the MLS Disciplinary Committee shall issue a two or more match suspension on incidents in which discipline warrants at least a two-match suspension.

The incident in question must be, in the unanimous opinion of the Committee from all available evidence: a clear and unequivocal red card; and egregious or repeat behavior in nature, and/or such that the MLS Disciplinary Committee must act to protect player safety or the integrity of the game; and/or clear and obvious simulation.

Nathan will serve his one-match suspension on May 1 against New York City FC. 

The Los Angeles Football Club has been found in violation of the Mass Confrontation Policy during the 90+ minute of LAFC’s match against FC Cincinnati on April 24 (VIDEO ). LAFC has violated the mass confrontation policy for a third time this season, and the organization and head coach Steve Cherundolo have been fined an undisclosed amount for their actions.