When the Vancouver Whitecaps kick off their 2015 regular season campaign, they'll do it without one of their key starters. And he'll be missing for the first four matches.


The MLS Disciplinary Committee on Tuesday added a two-game suspension and fine on top of the two matches Sebastian Fernandez automatically received for the red card issued to him for violent conduct at the end of the Western Conference Knockout Round match against FC Dallas on Wednesday, October 29.


After the final whistle, which saw Dallas emerge 2-1 winners and advance to the Western Conference Semifinals, Fernandez confronted referee Mark Geiger, who showed him a straight red card after Fernandez made contact with him.


It's the identical punishment faced earlier this season by FC Dallas winger Fabian Castillo, who also sat out a total of four matches after making contact with a match official following a June 11 game in Portland.


2014 MLS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE DECISIONS

Nov. 25 (Playoffs):Sebastian Fernandez suspended for making contact with official


Nov. 5 (Playoffs):Jermaine Jones fined for simulation


Oct. 31 (Playoffs):Díaz suspended, FC Dallas warned for mass confrontation


Week 32:Garrido, De Rosario, Igor Juliao fined, suspended


Week 31:Peguy Luyindula fined, suspended

Week 29:Carlos Alvarez suspended, Igor Juliao, Jeff Cassar fined


Week 28:Bakary Soumare suspended  |  Incident involving Jackson, Nigel Reo-Coker


Week 27:Nick LaBrocca suspended  |  Michael Bradley fined


Week 26:D.C. United's Ben Olsen, Davy Arnaud and Sean Franklin fined along with New York Red Bulls' Roy Miller


Week 25:Montreal Impact's Hassoun Camara, Chivas USA's Erick Torres suspended, Seattle's Pineda and D.C.'s Silva fined


Week 24MLS Disciplinary Committee fines, suspends Portland Timbers' Norberto Paparatto for serious foul play


Week 23FC Dallas midfielder Andrés Escobar fined for embellishment


Week 22

Eddie 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