MLS Disciplinary Committee suspends, fines Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Sebastian Fernandez

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.


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