The league announced this morning that Sounders midfielder Alvaro Fernandez has been fined for an incident of embellishment late in the win over Houston last week. The league also suspended Houston Dynamo midfielder Adam Moffat for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for a reckless challenge in that same game.
“Obviously the league has the opportunity, with their Disciplinary Committee, to review cases and situations,” Sounders coach Sigi Schmid said after training this morning. “I’m not going to comment on Moffet’s situation. Flaco’s situation is something we’ve talked about internally as a team. It’s important that we respect the game.”
Here is the release from the league:
The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee today suspended Houston Dynamo midfielder Adam Moffat for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for a reckless challenge which endangered the safety of his opponent in the 35th minute of the Dynamo’s match against Seattle Sounders FC on March 23, 2012.
The Disciplinary Committee also fined Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Alvaro Fernandez an undisclosed amount for embellishment of contact in the 82nd minute of the same match on March 23, 2012.
Fines collected will be donated to the charitable partners of MLS W.O.R.K.S. and the MLS Players Union.
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