The MLS Disciplinary Committee on Wednesday announced five rulings from last weekend's league action.
In addition to handing down fines and/or suspensions to four players, the committee officially warned Sporting Kansas City and the Houston Dynamo for a violation of the league’s mass confrontation policy in the 42nd minute of their game on August 29, both teams' first such violation of the season (WATCH IT HERE).
Montreal Impact defender Hassoun Camara has been suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for serious foul play that endangered the safety of an opponent for his tackle on Federico Higuain in the 64th minute of Montreal's 2-0 win over the Columbus Crew (WATCH IT HERE). He received a yellow card for the foul during the match.
Seattle Sounders midfielder Gonzalo Pineda was fined an undisclosed amount for simulation in the 34th minute of Seattle's 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday (WATCH IT HERE). The committee also fined D.C. United midfielder Luis Silva an undisclosed for simulation in his team’s match against the New York Red Bulls (WATCH IT HERE).
Finally, Chivas USA forward Erick "Cubo" Torres has been suspended one additional game and fined an undisclosed amount for serious foul play which endangered the safety of an opponent for his tackle on Baggio Husidic in the 75th minute of Sunday's 3-0 loss to the LA Galaxy. Torres received a red card for the incident, and will now serve a two-game suspension (WATCH IT HERE).
2014 MLS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE DECISIONS
Week 24: MLS Disciplinary Committee fines, suspends Portland Timbers' Norberto Paparatto for serious foul play
Week 23: FC Dallas midfielder Andrés Escobar fined for embellishment
Week 21: Jamison 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 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