Apr 26, 2012, 7:40 PM EDT
Mark this under “Hardly a shocker:”
Philadelphia Union coach Peter Nowak has been suspended for an extra game (two games total now) and fined $5,000 for leaving his team’s technical area last Sunday, entering the field of play as members of his team and Chivas USA came together near the team benches.
Nowak was already set to miss this week’s match for receiving a red card.
This was Major League Soccer’s second suspension announced this week; Dallas’ Blas Perez missed his team’s match Wednesday for violent conduct in his Round 7 match.
Nowak presumably knew this was coming, based on his mea culpa at Wednesday’s weekly news conference. “I know I was in the wrong spot,” he said. “I shouldn’t have been on the field. So that’s my fault to get involved like this.”
As for Nowak’s suspension, the Union boss cannot be in the stadium tunnel area, locker room or on the field until the final whistle. He may not to sit in the press box or grandstands or have any kind of communication with his team during the game, according to the league release.
Video of the incident is below. Meanwhile, here is the complete rundown of MLS suspensions this year, as the league implements its course correction to better on-field behavior.
- Houston’s Colin Clark suspended for three games and fined for using a homophobic slur on the field
- Houston’s Adam Moffat suspended and fined for one game for a reckless challenge
- Seattle’s Álvaro Fernández fined for embellishment of contact
- D.C. United’s Brandon McDonald suspended and fined for one game for a reckless challenge
- Dallas’ Jair Benítez suspended and fined for one game for violent conduct
- Vancouver’s Atiba Harris suspended and fined for one game for violent conduct
- D.C. United’s Danny Cruz fined for embellishment of contact
- New England’s Shalrie Joseph suspended and fined for one game for reckless challenge
- New York’s Rafa Márquez suspended for three games and fined for violent conduct
- San Jose’s Marvin Chávez suspended for one game and fined for reckless challenge
- Dallas’ Blas Perez suspended for one game and fined for violent conduct
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