Discussion in 'United Soccer Leagues' started by Krammerhead, Oct 24, 2003.
(The news is below the apology)
Wouldn't it send a stronger message to players around the league if they named names and the amount of the fines? Or perhaps the punishments are so insignificant that it would send the opposite message?
I'm sure the punishments are insignificant. I agree they should name the players.
While I understand the desire, naming them is only going to keep them from playing with the Sounders.
As for the significance of the fines, considering how much A-League players make, $20 is a significant fine.
Sounders fans know of at least one player who seemed to be out of control: Seattle's Chad Brown (defender). He had to be one of the ones who was fined. His face appears frequently in pictures posted by Krammerhead about this incident.
As far as the league listing player names, I'm not sure what difference it might make. Seattle says it has held its players/coaches accountable for what happened.
It will be interesting to see if Chad returns to Seattle next year...
Well posting the names of those fined would also let people know who wasn't involved.
Other leagues and other sports don't seem to have a problem naming people they are disciplining.
Anyway, no big deal, it all over now.