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The MLS Disciplinary Committee has issued an undisclosed fine to Houston Dynamo midfielder Alex after finding him guilty of simulation/embellishment during the 37th minute of the Dynamo's match against Columbus Crew SC on March 11 (video).


The MLS Disciplianry Committee has also issued an undisclosed fine to the Dynamo's Week 3 opponent, Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Chara, after finding him guilty of simulation/embellishment during the 31st minute of the Timbers' match against the LA Galaxy on March 11 (video).


In addition, the MLS Disciplinary Committee did not take any action against Portland 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. Seattle Sounders FC defender Román Torres was also suspended for violent conduct.