Johnson will probably not see any punishment for his actions because the audio only file that has been floating around Twitter makes it very difficult to prove it was him, but he knows it was him and he needs to go to sleep at night knowing what a classless act that was.
The fight, however, BETTER be investigated by the league office - and we have the photos to prove what happened. After a challenge by Fire defender, Jalil Anibaba at the end of the match, there was some pushing and shoving and some words were exchanged between Anibaba and the Sounders Gonzalez. In an instant both benches had cleared, and the "beautiful game" was relegated to an NHL style fight. Don't get me wrong, I love a good NHL fight, but it has no place in soccer.]]>
When he’s not being harassed about expansion MLS Commissioner, Don Garber, has to answer questions on another big debate going on in MLS right now about scheduling and if MLS should move from a balanced schedule to an unbalanced one. An unbalanced schedule would mean that not every team would be able to host every other team depriving some cities of being able to see teams such as the Galaxy or the Red Bulls. This move would really hurt teams that need those games to get people in the seats. The argument for the unbalanced schedule is that it will better promote local rivalries such as Seattle and Portland. However, an unbalanced schedule would mean that in some years rivalries like the Brimstone Cup contested between the Fire and FC Dallas would only have one regular season match up.]]>