Club Inter Miami CF, which is run by a group of investors led by former English soccer player David Beckham, has been penalized by Major League Soccer with the hardest ever imposed fine in MLS history. The club violated the salary budget and squad rules in the 2020 season and therefore has to pay two million dollars, among other things, it said in a statement published on Friday (local time).
In addition to the club's fine, managing owner Jorge Mas was also fined $ 250,000. The then Sporting Director Paul McDonough was banned until the end of the 2022 season. Mas said: “As a club we admit that we have broken the rules, but we have worked closely with the league to resolve the issues and have made significant changes to our structure.”
The focus was on the squad positions of Frenchman Blaise Matuidi and Andres Reyes, who were signed. Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Jorge Nicolas Figal and Julian Carranza reported too low salaries. The players were not the subject of the investigation. Their contracts also continue to exist in full.