NEW YORK (March 15, 2017) – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Seattle Sounders FC defender Román Torres for one game and issued an undisclosed fine for violent conduct in the 37th minute of Seattle’s match against the Montreal Impact on March 11 (VIDEO ). Torres will serve the suspension during Seattle’s match on Sunday, March 19 against the New York Red Bulls.
Houston Dynamo midfielder Alex was found guilty of simulation/embellishment during the 37th minute of the Dynamo’s match against Columbus Crew SC on March 11 (VIDEO). The MLS Disciplinary Committee has issued Alex an undisclosed fine.
Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Chara was also found guilty of simulation/embellishment in 31st minute of the Timbers match against the LA Galaxy on March 12 (VIDEO). The MLS Disciplinary Committee has issued an undisclosed fine to Chara. In addition, the MLS Disciplinary Committee did not take any action against Portland Timbers midfielder David Guzman in connection with a play in the 34th minute involving LA Galaxy defender Jelle Van Damme. The Disciplinary Committee could not unanimously determine whether Guzman engaged in an obvious act of simulation/embellishment or if he went to ground in an effort to avoid contact with Van Damme.
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