Players rack up fines and suspensions
Seven players were issued fines of an undisclosed amount and/or suspensions at the end of Week 13 by the MLS Disciplinary Committee. Two players were fined, as Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastian Blanco was fined for his contact with Seattle Sounders Cristian Roldan and Atlanta United defender Tyrone Mears was also fined for his contact with New York City FC’s Rodney Wallace.
Suspensions were also issued for several players. DC United forward Jose Guillermo Ortiz, Colorado Rapids defender Bobby Burling, NYCFC defender RJ Allen and Minnesota United FC midfielder Sam Cronin have all been issued fines and suspensions for one game. New England Revolution forward Teal Bunbury has been fined and suspended for two matches.
To cap Week 13 off, Vancouver Whitecaps and DC United were issued warnings for violating the league’s mass confrontation policy in the final minutes of their match.
Montreal advances to Canadian Championship
After a 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps, Montreal Impact will advance to the Canadian Championship. Following Ignacio Piatti’s two first-half penalties, midfielder Blerim Dzemaili scored his first goal in North America competition in the 38th minute, taking a 3-0 lead against the Whitecaps. Vancouver cut the deficit in the 59th minute with a goal from Alphonso Davies, but Montreal quickly took back the three-goal lead after Anthony Jackson-Hamel scored in the 61st minute. Montreal will play against the winner of the semifinal between Toronto FC and the Ottawa Fury of the USL for the Canadian Championship.
Cast your vote for MLS All-Star Fan XI
Fans can now cast their vote on the MLS app for the 2017 MLS All-Star Fan XI presented by Target. Fans will choose 10 players – one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders and two forwards. You can vote once per day, and all those who cast a vote are entered to win a VIP trip to the 2017 MLS All-Star Game against Real Madrid on Aug. 2 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Fans can also vote by scoring goals using a forward in EA SPORTS FIFA 17 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Voting will extend to mlssoccer.com and club websites on June 3 and will end midnight Pacific time on June 30.
Jam packed Week 14
Fifteen regular season matches, Canadian Championship contests and a USMNT friendly will be packed on the schedule for Week 14. Nine MLS teams will participate in a double game week, in addition to Toronto FC's Canada Championship match ahead of its Saturday game. Sprinkle in an international friendly for the USMNT, and there are plenty of games to watch that'll keep you on the edge of your seat this week.