MLS Disciplinary Committee suspends Vancouver's Masato Kudo, fines two more

Masato Kudo in action for the Vancouver Whitecaps

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended one player and fined two others for actions taken during Week 4 of the 2016 season.

Kudo Embellishment

The Disciplinary Committee has suspended Vancouver Whitecaps forward Masato Kudo one game for simulation/embellishment in the 22nd minute of the Whitecaps’ 1-0 win against Houston on Saturday. Kudo went to ground in the box and was awarded a penalty that Pedro Morales subsequently scored. Due to the impact Kudo’s simulation had on the match, the Committee ruled to suspend him for Vancouver’s game against the LA Galaxy on Saturday.

Hollingshead Simulation

Kudo wasn’t the only player punished for embellishment this week, as FC Dallas’ Ryan Hollingshead was fined an undisclosed amount by the Disciplinary Committee for simulation in the 24th minute of FCD’s 3-0 win at D.C. United. Hollingshead wasn’t shown a card for the offense, but he did receive a warning from referee Jose Carlos Rivero following the play.

Sarvas fails to leave field in orderly manner

D.C.’s Marcelo Sarvas was fined an undisclosed amount by the Disciplinary Committee for failing to leave the field in an orderly manner after he received a straight red card in the 66th minute of United’s loss to Dallas. Sarvas, who will serve his one-game red card suspension on Saturday at San Jose, had to be restrained by teammates following Jose Carlos Rivero’s decision to eject him.