For the second time this season Major League Soccer has suspended Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis, and this time it's twice as damaging.

Two months after rehearsed critical comments about MLS officiating earned Kreis a $1,000 fine and a one-game suspension, the league threw down the gauntlet Thursday afternoon to the tune of $2,000 and a two-game suspension for Kreis' postgame comments with last weekend's game.

Obviously the league doesn't believe Kreis learned his lesson.

Following last Saturday's 0-0 draw with Houston, Kreis went into his press conference no doubt expecting to be critical of the officiating, which prompted him to say "if you guys want to pitch in a little fund for my fine that would be a good idea" as he approached the podium.