Didier Drogba was a surprise absentee from the matchday squad as the Montreal Impact secured a play-off berth thanks to a 2-2 draw with Canadian rivals Toronto.
It was later revealed by Mauro Biello that the 38-year-old Drogba made the decision after being told he would be among the substitutes for the match.
Drogba and the Impact have since resolved the dilemma, according to club president Joey Saputo heading into the final game of the regular season against New England Revolution.
However, MLS has now fined former Ivory Coast captain and Chelsea great Drogba an undisclosed amount.
This season, Drogba has scored 10 goals and amassed six assists.