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Orlando City’s Will Johnson, Lamine Sané fined after match against Atlanta United

Orlando City SC midfielder Will Johnson (4) talks with the referee after the call for a penalty kick at Orlando City Stadium. (Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports)

The MLS Disciplinary Committee on Wednesday announced fines for two Orlando City players after incidents that happened during the Lions’ 2-1 loss to Atlanta United. 

Right back Will Johnson received an undisclosed fine for simulation/embellishment. Johnson hit the pitch in stoppage time with no whistle. He got up, immediately protested and was carded for dissent. Fans weren’t pleased with the no-call and started throwing debris onto the pitch

Emotions ran high throughout most of the match and in the 82nd minute, things boiled over for the players, which resulted in a short scuffle between the two clubs. MLS found Orlando City in violation of the Mass Confrontation Policy and issued the club a warning. It was Orlando City’s first violation of the policy this season. 

Centerback Lamine Sané was fined an undisclosed amount for his role in “instigating and escalating” the mass confrontation incident. 

The Disciplinary Committee’s decisions are just the latest fallout for Orlando City’s players from Sunday’s match. Midfielder Yoshi Yotún received his fifth yellow card of the season during the match, which means he’s suspended for the Lions’ Friday match against Toronto FC.

 

 

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