Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire (Tribune illustration / April 6, 2012)

Four members of the Chicago Fire were fined undisclosed amounts by Major League Soccer after violating the league’s mass confrontation policy in a 3-2 home loss against the Seattle Sounders FC on June 7, the MLS said Thursday.
 
Fire midfielder Benji Joya and defender Gonzalo Segares were penalized for instigating, while defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado was cited for failing to leave the field in an orderly manner after receiving a red card late in the first half. Midfielder Jeff Larentowicz was fined for hands to the face in the 98th minute.
 
In addition, the MLS Disciplinary Committee handed Chicago an official warning for its first violation of the season.
 
The Sounders and coach Sigi Schmid eac were fined for Seattle’s second infraction of the season. Sounders forward Obafemi Martins also was fined an undisclosed amount for failing to leave the field in an orderly manner after drawing a red card near the end of the first half. 
 
The Fire (2-4-8, 14 points) return to action Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for a home match against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.