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MLS Disciplinary Committee suspends Chivas USA's Gabriel Farfan, Tristan Bowen; fines Bruce Arena

The MLS Disciplinary Committee on Friday issued a one-game suspension and fine to Chivas USA midfielder Gabriel Farfan for a reckless challenge in the 33rd minute of the August 11 game against the Colorado Rapids (see video above).

Farfan received a red card on the play, but the Committee unanimously determined that his actions endangered the safety his opponent, Rapids midfielder Shane O’Neill. Therefore, Farfan is suspended for a total of two games – one for having received a red card in Sunday’s game and one imposed by the Committee. He will be eligible for the Sept. 1 game against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

The Committee also has issued a one-game suspension and fine to Chivas USA forward Tristan Bowen for violent conduct (spitting) in the 63rd minute of the August 11 game against the Colorado Rapids. Bowen received a red card on the play, but the Committee unanimously determined that he committed an intolerable act of disrespect. (WATCH the incident here.)

Bowen is suspended for a total of two games – one for having received a red card in Sunday’s game, and one imposed by the Committee. He will be eligible for the Sept. 1 game against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

The Committee also fined LA Galaxy head cach Bruce Arena $2,000 for public criticism of the officials after his team’s Aug. 11 game against FC Dallas.