Johnson fined for gesture in Chicago

Johnson fined for gesture in Chicago

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Johnson fined for gesture in Chicago


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The MLS Disciplinary Committee sees all, even what happens after the final whistle when players are on their way back to the locker room.

The league fined Seattle Sounders forward Eddie Johnson an undisclosed amount for "making an inappropriate gesture" toward fans as he was retreating to the tunnel at Toyota Park following Seattle's 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.

The incident in question came after the two teams came to blows after a late challenge deep into stoppage time by Jalil Anibaba, one that earned him a red card. Johnson scored the game-winning goal in the match, his first since rejoining MLS, but he also took his time in leaving the field when he was subbed off, leading to referee Michael Kennedy extending stoppage time by two full minutes.

Just because Johnson's gesture was the only incident identified by the league, it may not be the only extra discipline the league chooses to enforce from that match. Just last week the MLS DC showed last week that it will dissect games and incidents over the course of a few days, doing so with Gabriel Farfan's red-card challenge on James Riley that sparked personnel from the Philadelphia Union and Chivas USA to leave the bench.

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