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MLS Disciplinary Committee fines Vancouver's Aly Ghazal

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has issued a fine to one player and found two teams in violation of the league's Mass Confrontation Policy following Matchday 2 of the Western Conference Semifinal first leg in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs.

Ghazal hands to face/head/neck



The MLS Disciplinary Committee has found Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Aly Ghazal in violation of league policy regarding hands to the face, head or neck of an opponent. The incident took place during the 83rd minute of Vancouver's match against the Seattle Sounders on Oct. 29. As a result of his actions, Ghazal has been fined an undisclosed amount.

Vancouver-Seattle mass confrontation



Both Vancouver and Seattle have been found in violation of the league's mass confrontation policy for an incident in the 83rd minute of the teams' match on Oct. 29. As this is Vancouver's second violation of the season, both the team and head coach Carl Robinson have been fined an undisclosed amount. For Seattle's first violation of the season, the team has been been issued a warning.


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