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MLS fines Ljungberg $500 for Chicago incident

Here's past of a disciplinary release from MLS:

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has also fined Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Freddie Ljungberg $500 for failure to leave the field in a timely and orderly manner after he was issued a red card in the 59th minute of Seattle's match versus the Chicago Fire on Saturday, July 25.

As one of the League's official Charities of Choice, the US Soccer Foundation is the recipient of all player fines at the end of each season. Those fines are added to the Foundation's Annual Grants Pool from which the Board of Directors awards grants to soccer clubs and organizations that serve economically disadvantaged children in urban areas. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit

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The remainer of the disciplinary release noted that Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis was $3,000 and suspended one game for actions that led to his dismissal in Real Salt Lake's game versus FC Dallas on July 24.

The one-game suspension in in addition to the game suspention that is automatic for the dismissal. Therefore, he will mess RSL's next two games ... the second of which is vs. the Sounders.