Obafemi Martins, Sigi Schmid, four Fire players fined for incidents in Saturday's game

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Martins fined for failing to leave the field in an orderly fashion, while Schmid will be fined for the Sounders' second violation of the "mass confrontation rule."

You get a fine! You get a fine! You get a fine! Everybody gets a fine! To the surprise of few, the MLS Disciplinary Committee had a bit of a field day with the Seattle Sounders' game with the Chicago Fire from Saturday. Obafemi Martins was the only Sounders player to be fined, for failing to leave the field in an orderly fashion after being red-carded, and head coach Sigi Schmid was fined for the team violating the league's "mass confrontation" rule for a second time.

Somewhat intriguingly, though, were the fines levied against four Fire players. Benji Joya and Gonzalo Segares were fined for instigating/escalating the situation that cropped up after Chris Ritter's 7th minute yellow card. There seems to be at least some acknowledgement by the DC that their actions contributed to later incidents. In addition to those two, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado was fined for failing to leave the field in an orderly fashion after his red card and Jeff Larentowicz for what can be called an unfriendly shove to the head of Gonzalo Pineda at the end of the match.

There's still no word on whether or not the Sounders are challenging Martins' red card.

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