MLS Disciplinary Committee suspends FC Dallas winger Fabian Castillo for making contact with match official

Fabian Castillo has been one of the star players for FC Dallas in their rise to 4th place in the Western Conference.

But he's going to have to sit out a while.

On Thursday the MLS Disciplinary Committee suspended him four matches and fined him an undisclosed amount for making contact with a match official following the conclusion of the June 11 match against the Portland Timbers.

The four-match suspension consists of two games for the post-game red card issued to Castillo for violent conduct as well as two additional games imposed by the MLS Disciplinary Committee.

According to a league statement, Castillo appealed the suspension via the MLS Players Union, but an independent review panel upheld the Disciplinary Committee's decision.

Castillo already served one of the four league matches by sitting out Sunday's 0-0 draw against Columbus. He will also miss the following dates: July 4 (vs. Philadelphia), July 19 (vs. New England) and July 27 (at Vancouver). The first MLS league match he will be eligible to play is the August 3 game at Chivas USA.

The four-match suspension does not apply to US Open Cup action. FC Dallas will feature in a July 8 quarterfinal at the Carolina Railhawks.

2014 MLS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE DECISIONS

Week 16: FC Dallas winger Fabian Castillo suspended four matches

Week 15: D.C. United's Fabian Espindola suspended, FC Dallas' Josema Bazan suspended, Portland Timbers' Maximiliano Urruti fined

Week 14: Colorado Rapids' Dillon Serna suspended, fines handed out to Chicago Fire, Seattle Sounders

Week 13: Fines issued to Montreal Impact's Hassoun Camara for simulation, Sporting KC's Igor Julião for hands to the face and Vancouver's Sebastian Fernandez for embellishment

Week 12: Vancouver Whitecaps, Seattle Sounders warned for violating mass confrontation policy, Vancouver Whitecaps' Pedro Morales and Seattle Sounders' Chad Barrett fined

Week 11: D.C. United's Eddie Johnson, Portland Timbers' Alvas Powell suspended

Week 10: San Jose's Víctor Bernárdez suspended

Week 9: LA Galaxy's Rob Friend fined for embellishment

Week 8: D.C.'s Eddie Johnson fined for hands to the face; Vancouver's Paolo Tornaghi suspended for entering field

Week 7: Crew's Bernardo Añor fined for mass confrontation, Chivas USA's Wilmer Cabrera fined

Week 6: Crew's Giancarlo Gonzalez fined for embellishment

Week 5: D.C.'s Lewis Neal suspended, Revolution's Jay Heaps is fined

Week 4: Toronto's Steven Caldwell suspended; Colorado's Drew Moor fined

Week 3: Toronto's Jackson and Portland's Donovan Ricketts are suspended

Week 2: Seattle's Clint Dempsey, two other players suspended

Week 1: D.C.'s Luis Silva fined for simulation