Real Salt Lake notebook: RSL's Olmes Garcia fined, NY Red Bulls' Jamison Olave suspended after spat
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
The MLS Disciplinary Committee handed out a two-game suspension to New York Red Bulls defender Jamison Olave for his "antics" toward RSL forward Olmes Garcia in Wednesday night's 1-1 draw. Garcia and Olave, a former RSL star, were mincing words in the 77th minute when one thing led to another and Olave appeared to jostle the RSL forward's groin. In real time, it appeared Garcia was putting on a show of sorts, but replays suggested otherwise.
Olave was also been fined an undisclosed amount for grabbing Garcia after the incident was reviewed by the committee and deemed violent conduct toward an opponent.
The disciplinary committee also fined Morales an undisclosed amount for violating the league's policy regarding hands to the face/head of an opponent.
GIL NAMED TO U-23 CAMP: Luis Gil has been called into the U.S. national team's training camp ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics qualifying matches. The five-day U-23 camp in Nassau, Bahamas, will run from Aug. 3-7, and will include a match against the Bahamas national team. Gil won't be forced to miss Saturday's match for RSL, but will depart after the team does battle with the Rapids.
RIO TINTO FRIENDLY: RSL announced Friday that it will host USL Pro side Sacramento Republic FC in a Sept. 30 friendly in Sandy. The exhibition will be Sacramento's first match versus an MLS club, and the second game RSL has added to the 2014 exhibition schedule. The club will also host an international exhibition on Aug. 12 against Liga MX club Tijuana.
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