The MLS Disciplinary Committee has handed down a suspension and fine to one player, and fined another player after Week 34 of the 2016 season.
Mears contact on Plata
The Disciplinary Committee has fined Seattle Sounders defender Tyrone Mears for violating the league's policy regarding hands to the face/head/neck of an opponent in the eighth minute of Seattle's game against Real Salt Lake.
Waston contact on Adi
The Disciplinary Committee has fined and suspended Vancouver Whitecaps defender Kendall Waston one game for "violent conduct" in the 25th minute of Vancouver's game against the Portland Timbers. The incident was reviewed under disciplinary parameter number 1, which gives the Committee the chance to review any evidence on a play that the referee did not see. Since the incident happened in Waston's last game of 2016, he will serve the suspension in his first game of the 2017 MLS regular season.