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Updated: Oct. 8, 2007

 Suspensions/Fine

Mehdi Ballouchy
Colorado Rapids
Suspension/Fine: 10/14/07 vs. Chivas USA, $250
Reason: Red Card: 10/7/07 vs. Toronto FC

Pablo Mastroeni
Colorado Rapids
Suspension/Fine: 10/14/07 vs. Chivas USA, $250
Reason: Red Card: 10/7/07 vs. Toronto FC

Bobby Boswell
D.C. United
Suspension/Fine: 10/13/07 vs. Chicago Fire, $250
Reason: 5 Cautions

Carlos Ruiz
FC Dallas
Suspension/Fine: 10/6/07 vs. Columbus Crew, $500; 10/11/07 vs. Chivas USA, $250
Reason: 8 Cautions; Red Card: 9/30/07 vs. Houston Dynamo

Ricardo Clark
Houston Dynamo
Suspension/Fine: 9 Games (Regular Season and Playoffs), beginning 10/7/07 vs. LA, $10,000
Reason: Red Card: 9/30/07 vs. FC Dallas

Joe Vide
New York Red Bulls
Suspension/Fine: 10/13/07 vs. Kansas City Wizards, $250
Reason: Red Card: 10/4/07 vs. Toronto FC

Carl Robinson
Toronto FC
Suspension/Fine: 10/14/07 vs. Los Angeles Galaxy, $250
Reason: 5 Cautions

Card Suspensions
Red card and caution point accumulation suspensions collected in Regular Season Games shall be served in a Player's next Regular Season Game. Any suspensions for yellow card points earned in a Player's last Regular Season Game will not carry over into the Playoffs, or into the next League Season.

However, the applicable fine will be collected in the current Season. Any Players who receives a red card in his last Game of the Season (Regular Season or Playoffs), will serve the one Game suspension during their next Game (whether it's during the Playoffs, Championship Game, or in the next Regular Season Game of the following season). All red card and caution point suspensions will, if necessary, follow a Player to a new Team. All fines associated with cautions or send-offs will be collected in the current season (before the calendar year expires).

 The following players are one caution from suspension

Player -- Team -- Number of Cautions -- Good Behavior Incentive
Calen Carr -- Chicago Fire -- 4 -- N/A
Sasha Kljestian -- Chivas USA -- 4 -- N/A
Jesse Marsch -- Chivas USA -- 7 -- N/A
Paul Nagamura -- Chivas USA -- 7 -- N/A
Mehdi Ballouchy -- Colorado Rapids -- 7 -- N/A
Fecundo Erpen -- Colorado Rapids -- 4 -- N/A
Brian Carroll -- D.C. United -- 7 -- N/A
Bryan Namoff -- D.C. United -- 4 -- N/A
Greg Vanney -- D.C. United -- 4 -- N/A
Chris Gbandi -- FC Dallas -- 7 -- N/A
Aaron Pitchkolan -- FC Dallas -- 4 -- N/A
Marcelo Saragosa -- FC Dallas -- 4 -- N/A (Red Card 8/11)
Ryan Cochrane -- Houston Dynamo -- 4 -- N/A
Eddie Robinson -- Houston Dynamo -- 10 -- N/A
Jimmy Conrad -- Kansas City Wizards -- 4 -- N/A (Red Card 9/27)
Jack Jewsbury -- Kansas City Wizards -- 4 -- N/A
Carlos Marinelli -- Kansas City Wizards -- 7 -- N/A
Kerry Zavagnin -- Kansas City Wizards -- 4 -- N/A
Ty Harden -- Los Angeles Galaxy -- 4 -- 1 more game
Kyle Martino -- Los Angeles Galaxy -- 4 -- N/A
Andy Dorman -- New England Revolution -- 4 -- N/A
Jay Heaps -- New England Revolution -- 4 -- N/A
Jeff Larentowicz -- New England Revolution -- 4 -- N/A
Jozy Altidore -- New York Red Bulls -- 4 -- N/A
Dema Kovalenko -- New York Red Bulls -- 4 -- N/A
Joe Vide -- New York Red Bulls -- 4 -- N/A
Kyle Beckerman -- Real Salt Lake -- 7 -- N/A
Atiba Harris -- Real Salt Lake -- 4 -- N/A
Carey Talley -- Real Salt Lake -- 4-- N/A
Andrew Boyens -- Toronto FC -- 4 -- 1 more game
Adrian Braz -- Toronto FC -- 4 -- N/A
Jim Brennan -- Toronto FC -- 4 -- N/A

 The following players are two cautions from suspension

Player -- Team -- Number of Cautions
Chris Armas -- Chicago Fire -- 3
Chad Barrett -- Chicago Fire -- 3
Cuauhtemoc Blanco -- Chicago Fire -- 3
CJ Brown -- Chicago Fire -- 6
Diego Gutierrez -- Chicago Fire -- 6
Dasan Robinson -- Chicago Fire -- 3
Thiago -- Chicago Fire -- 3
Jason Hernandez -- Chivas USA -- 3
Orlando Perez -- Chivas USA -- 3
Lawson Vaughn -- Chivas USA -- 6
Bouna Coundoul -- Colorado Rapids -- 3
Ugo Ihemelu -- Colorado Rapids -- 3
Jovan Kirovski -- Colorado Rapids -- 3
Mike Petke -- Colorado Rapids -- 3
Brandon Prideaux -- Colorado Rapids -- 3
Marcos Gonzalez -- Columbus Crew -- 3
Ezra Hendrickson -- Columbus Crew -- 3
Stefani Miglioranzi -- Columbus Crew -- 3
Danny O'Rourke -- Columbus Crew -- 6
Duncan Oughton -- Columbus Crew -- 3
Josh Gros -- D.C. United -- 3
Devon Mctavish -- D.C. United -- 3
Jamie Moreno -- D.C. United -- 3
Ben Olsen -- D.C. United -- 9
Denilson -- FC Dallas -- 3
Drew Moor -- FC Dallas -- 3
Dominic Oduro -- FC Dallas -- 3
Pablo Ricchetti -- FC Dallas -- 6
Dario Sala -- FC Dallas -- 6
Juan Toja -- FC Dallas -- 3
Alex Yi -- FC Dallas -- 3
Nate Jaqua -- Houston Dynamo -- 3
Brian Mullan -- Houston Dynamo -- 3
Nick Garcia -- Kansas City Wizards -- 3
Eddie Johnson -- Kansas City Wizards -- 3
Kurt Morsink -- Kansas City Wizards -- 6
Mike Randolph -- Los Angeles Galaxy -- 3
Kyle Veris -- Los Angeles Galaxy -- 3
Abel Xavier -- Los Angeles Galaxy -- 3
Avery John -- New England Revolution -- 3
Shalrie Joseph -- New England Revolution -- 3
James Riley -- New England Revolution -- 3
Khano Smith -- New England Revolution -- 3
Wells Thompson -- New England Revolution -- 3
Kevin Goldthwaite -- New York Red Bulls -- 3
Seth Stammler -- New York Red Bulls -- 3
Jean-Martial Kipre -- Real Salt Lake -- 3
Richie Kotschau -- Real Salt Lake -- 3
Chris Lancos -- Real Salt Lake -- 3
Fabian Espindola -- Real Salt Lake -- 3
Chris Wingert -- Real Salt Lake -- 3
Jeff Cunningham -- Toronto FC -- 3
Danny Dichio -- Toronto FC -- 3
Srdjan Djekanovic -- Toronto FC -- 3
Maurice Edu -- Toronto FC -- 3
Chris Pozniak -- Toronto FC -- 3

Regular Season Caution Accumulation
A player who accumulates five (5) yellow cards over the course of the MLS Regular Season shall be suspended from the next Regular Season game in which he is eligible to appear and fined $250. After imposition of the first fine and one-game suspension for accumulating five (5) yellow cards over the course of an MLS Regular Season, a player who accumulates an additional three (3) yellow cards shall be suspended from the next regular season game in which he is eligible to appear and fined $500. After the imposition of the second fine and one-game suspension by virtue of accumulating eight (8) yellow cards over the course of a regular season, that player shall be suspended for one MLS Regular Season game and fined $750 for each accumulation of three (3) yellow cards awarded to him in any remaining MLS Regular Season games.

Good Behavior Incentive
If a player receives a caution during the Regular Season that brings him within one caution of any of the suspension thresholds (e.g., 4 cautions, 7 cautions), he shall be placed on "Warning." If a player is placed on "Warning" and appears in THREE (3) consecutive games without receiving a caution, being sent off or sanctioned by the MLS Disciplinary Committee for an infraction that occurs during one of the THREE (3) consecutive games, that player's personal caution total shall be reduced by ONE (1) caution. A player may only benefit from the Good Behavior Incentive one time per season.

 Cautions for dissent

Paulo Wanchope, Chicago Fire; Denilson, FC Dallas; Nate Jaqua, Houston Dynamo; Carlos Marinelli, Kansas City Wizards ($100)

 Cautions for lack of respect for the game

Brian Carroll, D.C. United ($100)

*MLS teams are assessed a matching team fine for their players' cumulative individual fines for yellow cards issued for either "dissent" or "showing a lack of respect for the game."

League Fair Play Table

rankteamgpyellowredfoulsclean gppts gptotal pts
1Columbus Crew284433899 9.5 265.5
2New England Revolution284413525 10.3 287.0
3New York Red Bulls283643984 11.5 323.0
4Houston Dynamo284433763 12.5 349.0
5Los Angeles Galaxy274653272 13.6 367.5
6Real Salt Lake285843864 14.5 405.0
7Kansas City Wizards285533571 14.8 413.5
8Chivas USA275733862 15.6 421.0
9Chicago Fire286053710 17.0 475.5
10D.C. United286324832 17.3 483.5
11Toronto FC285964683 17.3 485.0
12Colorado Rapids285864281 17.5 491.0
13FC Dallas286234410 17.8 498.5

MLS Teams are assessed fair play points and ranked in the fair play table as follows:

  • 4 points for each caution point received (e.g. 5 cautions = 20 points)
  • 10 points for each red card earned (e.g. 5 red cards in a year = 50 points)
  • .5 points for each foul committed (e.g. 400 fouls = 200 points)
  • A reduction of 15 points for every game played by a team without their receiving either a yellow or red card, or a member of their team being a recipient of MLS Disciplinary Committee action in conjunction with that game (e.g. 3 "clean" games = -45 points).

The team with the least amount of points at the end of the regular season will be awarded the Kraft Team Fair Play Award.

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