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No suspensions for Diego Chara and David Guzman

Chara found guilty of simulation, ordered to pay undisclosed fine

MLS: Portland Timbers at Los Angeles Galaxy Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

In the end, the DisCo let the Portland Timbers off easy. Neither Diego Chara nor David Guzman offenses were deemed worthy of a suspension by PRO.

The MLS Disciplianry Committee has issued an undisclosed fine to 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 (above).

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.

It appeared the league had sent a precedent with Romney’s suspension for embellishment last week, but PRO appears to have abandoned their new standard with this week’s results.

What a rip-off for Galaxy fans.