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Inter Miami CF midfielder Gregore was issued an undisclosed fine by the MLS Disciplinary Committee on Monday evening for his conduct during Miami’s loss to D.C. United on Saturday.
Gregore received his second yellow card of Inter Miami’s matchup against D.C. United in the 56th minute and was sent off the field for his tackle attempt against Kevin Paredes.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee stated that Gregore was guilty of “failure to leave the field in a timely manner” after being ejected from the match, with the Brazilian midfielder fined for his action.
Gregore received his first yellow card in the 47th minute for a foul against Paul Arriola.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee’s full statement read: “The MLS Disciplinary Committee has found Inter Miami CF midfielder Gregore guilty of failure to leave the field in a timely manner in the 56th minute of Miami’s match against D.C. United on June 19. Gregore will be issued an undisclosed fine for his action.”
Gregore, who leads MLS with six yellow cards on the season, will be suspended for Inter Miami’s home match versus in-state rival Orlando City on Friday at DRV PNK Stadium.
Ryan Shawcross is also expected to miss Friday’s match after being given a red card in the loss to D.C. United for wrapping his arms around D.C. defender Joseph Mora’s neck during a challenge for the ball in the 84th minute.
Coach Phil Neville defended his players’ actions and was critical of the referee’s decisions after the game.
“Ryan Shawcross shouldn’t have been sent off and neither should’ve Gregore,” Neville said, “so I can’t say to them anything other than hopefully we can appeal Ryan’s, we will appeal Ryan’s and it’ll probably get it turned over because it was a poor decision.”
Neville added: “Gregore is a combative midfield player who looks to tackle. I want my players to tackle. I want us to be an aggressive team. Yes, there are times we’ve got to make sure we keep our discipline but I can’t say anything about my players’ discipline [on Saturday]. I thought they were really disciplined. They could’ve and probably had every right to do things that were causing their frustrations, but kept fighting until the end and I only applaud them for that.”