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MLS fines Impact after skirmish

August 30, 2013
By Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Major League Soccer has fined the Montreal Impact and coach Marco Schallibaum for the team's skirmish with the Houston Dynamo.

Schallibaum was not at the Aug. 24 game because he was already serving a two-game suspension. He left the bench area and got into a shouting match in the previous game.

He was fined nevertheless because this was the second time the Impact violated league rules regarding "mass confrontation." The Dynamo were not fined but can be if they violate the rule again.

The amounts of the fines were not disclosed.

MLS also fined Toronto FC forward Robert Earnshaw and Philadelphia Union defender Sheanon Williams for making contact with opponents' heads. Columbus Crew forward Federico Higuain was fined for failing to leave the field promptly after a red card.

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