New York, NY (Sports Network) - The MLS Disciplinary Committee issued various
punishments late Thursday, suspending Chivas USA's Carlos Alvarez for two
matches and fining him an undisclosed amount while fining Philadelphia Union
head coach John Hackworth and Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter
Alvarez's punishment comes as a result of violent conduct during Chivas USA's
game against Sporting Kansas City on May 5. The incident came in the 73rd
minute of the contest when he kicked the ball toward the head of Peterson
Joseph, who was prone on the ground, from close range.
The midfielder will serve his suspension during Chivas USA's games on May 12th
against Portland and May 19th against Real Salt Lake.
Hackworth and Porter also were fined for their public criticism of match
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