New York, NY (Sports Network) - Seattle Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid was suspended one match and fined $2,000 Friday for "inappropriate public comments about the officials" Wednesday.
Schmid made comments during and after a 0-0 draw against Real Salt Lake at CenturyLink Field. The Sounders played the final 60-plus minutes down a man after Zach Scott was sent off in the first half.
"Sigi Schmid's comments earlier this week about the officiating were unacceptable. MLS requires that its players, coaches, and club leadership maintain proper respect for the officials at all times," MLS Commissioner Don Garber said.
Seattle hosts FC Dallas on Sunday in its last home game of the regular season.