The MLS disciplinary committee fined FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman an undisclosed amount for public criticism of the officials after a game against the Earthquakes, the league announced Wednesday.

Hyndman was furious after Steven Lenhart scored in the 95th minute as Major League Soccer-leading San Jose escaped with a 3-3 tie Saturday at Buck Shaw Stadium.

When asked by this newspaper what Dallas needs to do to earn a playoff spot, Hyndman replied: "I think we need to get some good officiating and continue to score three goals."

He complained referee Geoff Gamble failed to call enough fouls on Earthquakes' players.

"They were called for zero fouls in the first half against eight or nine," Hyndman said. "That's the game. That's the game. And we get three yellow cards for trying to protect ourselves."

The Quakes were called for 15 fouls overall to Dallas' eight. Also, San Jose's Victor Bernardez and Sam Cronin also received yellow cards in a testy, playoff-like game.

Hyndman, like many coaches this season, also complained about the physical play in the penalty box by the Earthquakes' Alan Gordon and Lenhart.

"The ball is up in the air, coming down, people are physically knocking you over," he said. "What are you going to do? We don't have the size to match.


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"The goals we've given up, you guys see it. It's just knocking balls into the box. Continue knocking balls into the box, and if you don't get to the first ball, you'll get to the second one."

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