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Waston fined, Whitecaps and Sounders warned by MLS Disciplinary Committee

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The MLS Disciplinary Committee released its weekly decision report today, with two out of the three stories regarding incidents in Saturday's match between the Seattle Sounders and the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Whitecaps defender Kendall Waston has been fined an undisclosed amount for violating the MLS Hands to the Face/Head/Neck rule during this incident with Sounders forward Clint Dempsey in the 86th minute. The two had been chipping at each other all match, and Waston's violation occurred after the two traded blatant fouls late on.

The Sounders and Whitecaps were also found to be in violation of the league's Mass Confrontation Policy for what occurred between the teams at the 81st minute. This particular incident came in the aftermath of the Waston tackle (for which he was cautioned) that led Clint Dempsey to retaliate, which led to Waston's previous violation. This isn't the first time the Sounders and Whitecaps have had such a warning; in May 2014, the clubs were warned for mass confrontation after a throw-in dispute led to a shoving match that saw Chad Barrett and Pedro Morales fined.