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F Douglas Costa among three Galaxy players disciplined

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May 14, 2022; Carson, California, USA; Los Angeles Galaxy forward Douglas Costa (10) controls the ball against FC Dallas during the second half at Dignity Health Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The MLS Disciplinary Committee cracked down on three Los Angeles Galaxy players Wednesday, including an addition of a second game to the suspension of forward Douglas Costa.

Costa was suspended for Monday’s game against CF Montreal for an elbow to the back of the head of Minnesota United’s Joseph Rosales late in a game on June 29. A second game was added to his suspension this week for what was deemed “violent conduct.”

The first-year player from Brazil also was fined an undisclosed amount.

Other Galaxy players who received fines were forward Kevin Cabral for not leaving the field in a timely manner of the same June 29 game, and midfielder Daniel Aguirre, who was also fined an undisclosed amount for “simulation/embellishment” in the same game.

In addition to Costa, Real Salt Lake defender Erik Holt was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for “violent conduct” in a July 3 game against Minnesota United.

Philadelphia Union midfielder Jose Martinez also was fined for not leaving the field in a timely manner of a June 29 game, while Columbus Crew defender Milos Degenek was fined for contact to the face/head/neck.

–Field Level Media