Whitecaps, coach fined by MLS for confrontation
Carl Robinson, team had altercation with Real Salt Lake last weekend
Vancouver Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson and his team have been fined by Major League Soccer because of a confrontation with Real Salt Lake last weekend.
Real Salt Lake was warned because it was their first offence. The Whitecaps had been warned for an earlier infraction.
Vancouver went up 1-0 on Saturday when Darren Mattocks made a 73rd-minute penalty following a foul by Nat Borchers. After the goal, the teams argued and players began shoving and shouting. The assistant referees and even a security guard helped separate the teams.
The game ended in a 1-1 draw after Joao Plata scored for Real Salt Lake in the 81st minute.