WASHINGTON DC —
The Premier Soccer League has summoned Highlanders FC to appear before a Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee following the abandonment of a game pitting Highlanders and Dynamos at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.
Highlanders fans threw missiles onto the pitch after a Dynamos player scored while he was in a suspected penalty position.
In a statement, the PSL said Highlanders is facing charges of allegedly breaching some local soccer rules and regulations.
“In terms of order 31 of the Castle Lager Premier League Rules and Regulations, it is an Act of Misconduct on the part of the club where … its supporters misbehave in any manner whatsoever, inside and outside a ground before, during or after a match, no matter on which ground the match is played ...”The soccer body said some acts of misbehavior included the “invasion or attempted invasion of the field of play, save for the reasons of crowd safety … Causing abandonment or attempting to cause the abandonment of a match.
"… Throwing or attempting to throw missiles, bottled and other objects, whether potentially harmful or dangerous or not, onto the pitch or any person.”
It further said the supporters’ behavior amounted to “acts of violence or attempted acts of violence …”
The PSL Disciplinary Committee is expected to make a ruling on the matter soon after the hearing on May 23, 2017.