The Los Angeles Galaxy warm up at their stadium in Carson.
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The Los Angeles Galaxy announced on Saturday that they had terminated the contract of a player from their reserve team, defenseman Omar Ontiveros, the day after his suspension for six games for racial insult against an opponent.
"The LA Galaxy II has decided to separate from Omar Ontiveros," said the reserve club playing in the USL Championship, the 2nd North American division.
The 25-year-old was sanctioned on Friday by the United Soccer Leagues (USL), which host the championship, for using racist language in the Galaxy II game against the San Diego Loyals on Wednesday.
The player admitted the facts during a later investigation.
San Diego denies the point of the draw
San Diego took the unusual decision on Friday not to recognize the outcome of the game that ended in a 1-1 draw.
"We do not even want to recognize the fact of being part of a match where this type of act takes place", declared its president Andrew Vassiliadis.
“The Loyal of our name symbolizes the diversity of our community and as a club we will not defend” this point taken.
If it is acted on by the USL, the non-recognition of this draw could by rebound assign two additional points to the Galaxy II and cost San Diego a place in the play-offs.
As such, a committee of the instance must meet at a later date to decide on the result.
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