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MLS Disciplinary Committee suspends Portland Timbers Diego Chara additional game for violent conduct

The MLS Disciplinary Committee annouced on Friday that it has fined Portland Timbers midfielder Will Johnson an undisclosed amount for simulation in the 29th minute of Portland’s match against Houston on August 21, 2015 (VIDEO).
 
In addition, D.C. United forward Jairo Arrieta was fined an undisclosed amount for simulation in the 74th minute of D.C.’s match against San Jose on August 22, 2015 (VIDEO).
 
Lastly, in the 91st minute of Portland’s match against Houston, Timbers defender Diego Chara received a red card for his foul on Houston forward Erick ‘Cubo’ Torres. Upon review of the play, the MLS Disciplinary Committee determined that the play was violent conduct that endangered the safety of his opponent (VIDEO). In addition to the automatic one-game suspension and fine that accompanies a red card, Chara received an additional one-game suspension (two games total) and an additional undisclosed fine.
 
Through the MLS Players Union, Chara submitted an appeal and the Committee’s decision was upheld.

2015 MLS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE DECISIONS: 

Week 24: Orlando's Ceren given one-game suspension

Week 23: Red Bulls' Perrinelle suspended two games

Week 22: SKC's Espinoza, Fire's Watson suspended; Dwyer, Kamara fined

Week 20: Vancouver's Techera suspended, Heath, Thomás, Concina fined

Week 19: TFC's Konopka suspended, two players fined for embellishment

Week 17: Quakes' Stewart suspended one game

Week 16: Toronto FC's Perquis, Vancouver's Waston both fined

Week 13: Sounders' Alonso, D.C.'s Rolfe both suspended for violent conduct

Week 12: Sounders asst. equipment manager suspended one game and fined for violating policy on entering field / leaving bench area

Week 11: RBNY's Marsch fined for violating policy on entering field / leaving bench area

Week 10: Klopas suspended one game, Red Bulls and NYCFC violate Mass Confrontation Policy

Week 9: Jones, Abang fined as New England, New York, Vancouver found in violation of Mass Confrontation Policy

Week 8: Watson, Stertzer, Carrasco suspended and fined, Perquis fined

Week 7: Marshall, Sarvas suspended, Davies warned | Saunders suspended

Week 6: Revs, Crew SC warned for mass confrontation

Week 5: Emeghara suspended, Quakes warned

Week 4: Fred, Moore suspended and fined

Week 3: Pfeffer, Manneh suspended | Rodriguez suspended, fined

Week 2: Bekker fined, Sporting KC assistant suspended, fined

Week 1: Riley, Tchani, two staffers suspended; three others fined

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