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MLS Disciplinary Committee fines Seattle defender Leo Gonzalez

Leo Gonzalez

I feel like I’m constantly coming to the defense of Major League Soccer’s disciplinary committee; some folks wish the whole thing would go away.

But how, in the name of Diego Armando Maradona, can you see the following clip and not by happy the DC is around to police this stuff?

You are about to watch Alvaro Saborio undo Seattle’s Leo Gonzalez with a secret, powerful bit of kung fu witchcraft. Saborio, with the lightest of black-magic packed touches, fells the Seattle fullback, who rolls around as if hit by Jeff Gillooly’s baton.

Either that, or he was clearly embellishing. Which is how the DC saw it, fining the Seattle Sounders veteran today.

Gonzalez has already been suspended and fined once this year, previously for stepping on the leg of Philadelphia Union right back Sheanon Williams. Here’s the incident from Wednesday night: