SEATTLE — Jesse Gonzalez will most likely try to forget Saturday as quickly as possible. It’s entirely possible the MLS Disciplinary Committee may not allow him to.
Not only did the FC Dallas goalkeeper give up four goals — at least two of which were ones he’d probably wish he’d have played better — but he also got into several skirmishes with Sounders players, got yelled at by a teammate after the game and then couldn’t help himself from leaving a petty comment on social media.
Gonzalez responded to this Instagram post that references Dallas’ previous trip to Seattle in which the goalkeeper repeatedly delayed the match while trying to fix a contract lens with this:
Of course, his inability to log off is probably the least of Gonzalez’s problems. During overtime, Gonzalez came at least 40 yards out of his penalty area to shove Nouhou and grab him by the neck.
At the time, Gonzalez was sitting on a yellow card after previously coming to midfield to argue for a penalty. If he’d been carded, Dallas would have been forced to play the final few minutes of the match down a man and with a field player in goal. If this were a regular-season match, Gonzalez would be in serious danger of a retroactive suspension and could theoretically still get one for games next season.
After the final whistle, Dallas teammate Michael Barrios could be seen having an animated conversation with Gonzalez, likely reminding him of this very thing.