Steve Nicol, the coach of the New England Revolution, has been fined and suspended for actions he made vs Toronto FC per ESPN:
NEW YORK — New England Revolution coach Steve Nicol was suspended one game and fined $1,000 for conduct during the game against Toronto FC.
MLS made the announcement on Saturday, saying Nicol will miss the game that day against the Los Angeles Galaxy.
The fine and suspension are in addition to the automatic $500 fine and one-game suspension received for a coach’s dismissal from a match. Nicol was dismissed in the Revolution’s 1-1 tie against Toronto on Aug. 1.
He will serve the other game suspension on Aug. 20 against the Seattle Sounders FC.
So two games and $1500, but niether should affect the team very much as its just the coach. Maybe this can bring some publicity to the MLS…
There are four games being played in the MLS today:
New England v LA 6 EST
Number 5 in the east New England takes on number 3 in the west LA, or team Landon Donovan and David Beckham. The super hot LA team that is 4-0-1 with Beckham playing.
Landon Donovan (LA) is the only National Team player in this game.
San Jose v Columbus 8:30 EST
Last place in the West San Jose takes on number 1 in the East Columbus. Important game for Columbus as Chicago is only one point behind them with one less game played.
Chad Marshall (Columbus) is the only National Team Player in this game.
Real Salt Lake v Seattle 9 EST
Number 6 in the West Salt Lake takes on number 2 Seattle, in a game that includes no National Team Players.
Colorado v Chivas USA 9:30 EST
The only match-up with two national team players, Casey’s Colorado takes on Bornstien’s Chivas as the teams are ties in the West, both in 4th with 27 pts (although Chivas have played 2 less games).
Conor Casey (Colorado) and Johnathon Bornstien (Chivas) are the National Team players in this game.
If there any fans of these teams (my team NY sadly) who wish to tell more about the matchups please leave a comment and Ill add it into the post…