Mondaini suspended for 4 games

Mondaini suspended for 4 games

Published May. 13, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Chivas USA midfielder Marcos Mondaini has been suspended for four games and fined $1,500 for a tackle last weekend that broke an ankle of Real Salt Lake midfielder Javier Morales.

Major League Soccer's disciplinary committee announced the penalty Thursday, which includes the automatic one-game suspension and $250 Mondaini received for getting a red card. The committee ruled Mondaini's tackle ''was reckless and endangered the safety of his opponent.''

Morales sustained two broken bones and torn ligaments in his left ankle.

On April 28, Colorado Rapids midfielder Brian Mullan was suspended 10 games and fined $5,000 for tackle that left Seattle's Steve Zakuani with a broken leg.