Zlatan Ibrahimovic won’t be scoring goals for LA for two matches. (Photo courtesy of MLS)
NEW YORK — Like it or not, even the big stars and drawing cards can get banned.
Just ask Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The LA Galaxy star forward was banned for two games and issued an undisclosed fine by the Major League Soccer disciplinary committee Friday for violent conduct in the 86th minute of the Galaxy’s match against New York City FC May 11 ((VIDEO).
Ibra wasn’t the only player sanctioned by the league.
The committee has issued an undisclosed fine and an additional game suspension (two games total) to Colorado Rapids forward Diego Rubio for violent conduct during the 77th minute of Colorado’s match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC May 3. Rubio, who received a red card for the incident, served his first match suspension on May 11 against Real Salt Lake. Rubio will serve his additional game suspension May 19 against the Galaxy (VIDEO).
The Disciplinary Committee also found Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez guilty of simulation/embellishment. Martinez has been issued an undisclosed fine for his actions in the 42nd minute of Atlanta’s match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC May 15 (VIDEO).
And the committee ruled Houston Dynamo forward Alberth Elis guilty of simulation/embellishment. Elis has been issued an undisclosed fine for his actions in the 57th minute of Houston’s match against the Portland Timbers May 15 (VIDEO).