MLS Disciplinary Committee fines, suspends Portland Timbers' Norberto Paparatto for serious foul play

The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced on Wednesday that Portland Timbers defender Norberto Paparatto has been suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount for serious foul play which endangered the safety of an opponent in the Seattle Sounders' 4-2 win over Portland on Sunday.

On an aerial challenge, Paparatto made contact with the head of Chad Marshall in the 39th minute (see video above). At the time, Paparatto received a yellow card for the foul. 

2014 MLS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE DECISIONS

Week 23FC Dallas midfielder Andrés Escobar fined for embellishment

Week 22Eddie Johnson suspended two games, Calum Mallace one for separate incidents

Week 21Jamison Olave suspended two games, both Morales and Cahill fined

Week 19: Vancouver Whitecaps, Real Salt Lake charged with mass confrontation

Week 17: New York defender Armando, Colorado forward Sánchez suspended two games each

Week 17: Revs midfielder Lee Nguyen suspended for stomp on RSL's John Stertzer

Week 16FC Dallas winger Fabian Castillo suspended four matches

Week 15D.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