D.C.'s Jose Guillermo Ortiz among five players suspended by MLS
Major League Soccer suspended D.C. United's Jose Guillermo Ortiz one game for simulation after the forward won a decisive penalty against Vancouver on Saturday, one of five bans issued by the league on Tuesday.
Ortiz went down under the slightest contact to earn a penalty on the hour mark, and Lamar Neagle scored the resulting spot kick to give D.C. a 1-0 win.
As a result, Ortiz will miss United's match on Wednesday against Orlando City. He was also handed an undisclosed fine for the second straight week, after he was also sanctioned for diving against the Chicago Fire.
MLS also warned both clubs for violating the league's mass confrontation policy when Vancouver was awarded a late penalty, which Cristian Techera missed.
Also on Tuesday, New England Revolution forward Teal Bunbury was suspended two games and fined for striking the Red Bulls' Damien Perrinelle in the back of the neck in the final minute of New York's win.
Minnesota United's Sam Cronin was suspended one game following a late diving tackle that caught Orlando's PC high on the ankle.
New York City FC defender RJ Allen was banned one game after kicking out with Atlanta United's Greg Garza, while Colorado Rapids defender Bobby Burling was given a one-game ban after using his elbow to run through Sporting Kansas City's Benny Feilhaber.
Bunbury, Cronin and Burling had originally received yellow cards, but Allen's infraction was not punished.
In addition, MLS fined Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastian Blanco and Atlanta United defender Tyrone Mears for putting hands on opponents' face or necks.
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