Major League Soccer today announced sanctions against Inter Miami CF for violating MLS’s salary budget and roster guidelines during the 2020 season. The violations included incorrect roster classifications for players Blaise Matuidi and Andrés Reyes should possess. designated player slots The breach also included non-disclosure agreements that resulted in reports of under-reported salary budget amounts for players Leandro González Pirez, Nicolás Figal and Julián Carranza.
The penalties include a $2 million fine for the club and a $250,000 fine for manager Jorge Mas. In addition, Paul McDonough, Inter Miami COO and sporting director at the time of the violation. Suspended for the end of the 2022 MLS season. MLS is also scheduled to cut $2,271,250 in dollar allocations for the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
No Inter players Any Miami under investigation, infringement of any kind, or is unaware of the infringement. Their current contract with MLS remains in full force and effect.
“The integrity of our statutes is sacred. And it is a fundamental principle of our league that our clubs are responsible for complying with all league rules,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. “Our rules will not be compromised. These sanctions reflect the severity of Inter Miami’s violations and should encourage full cooperation from all parties in future investigations. and will act as a deterrent for the club from roster violations.”
A comprehensive investigation by Major League Soccer includes interviews with Inter Miami officials and ownership and review of more than 1,400 pages of documents based on the results of the investigation. Commissioner Garber has established the following disciplines: _
An investigation found no wrongdoing on the part of Inter Miami owners Marcelo Claire, Masayoshi Son, Jose Mas and David Beckham.
Before the sanctions were imposed, Inter Miami, under Jorge Mas, has taken significant and important proactive reforms to ensure the club fully complies with the MLS rules in the future. Full compliance with the League Office on or before May 31, 2021.