Carlos Alvarez did not get into the Colorado Rapids' game on Saturday against the San Jose Earthquakes, but the midfielder found himself on the field anyway and, as a result, will be off the field once again on Sunday when the Rapids host the Seattle Sounders (3 pm ET, UniMas).
Alvarez was automatically suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount for violating the league's policy on entering the field of play and leaving the bench and technical area while celebrating Gabriel Torres' late goal that gave Colorado the lead (watch video).
The MLS Disciplinary Committee also announced that Sporting Kansas City defender Igor Juliao has been fined an undisclosed amount for violating the league's policy on hands to the face/head of an opponent during Friday's game against the New England Revolution (watch video).
Real Salt Lake head coach Jeff Cassar was fined an undisclosed amount for improper bench behavior in the 90th minute of RSL's Sept. 27 game at Vancouver.
2014 MLS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE DECISIONS
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 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