'Caps, Sounders confrontation - shoving - playoffs
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MLS Disciplinary Committee rules on first leg of 'Caps, Sounders semifinal

NEW YORK – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has found both Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Seattle Sounders FC in violation of the Mass Confrontation Policy in the 83rd minute of the teams’ match on October 29. As per policy, an undisclosed fine has been issued to Whitecaps FC, as well as to head coach Carl Robinson, for the club’s second violation this season. Sounders FC has been issued a warning for the club’s first violation this season. 

In addition, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has found Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Aly Ghazal in violation of League policy regarding hands to the face, head or neck of an opponent. Ghazal has been fined an undisclosed amount for his actions in the 83rd minute of Vancouver’s match against Seattle Sounders FC on October 29.

Whitecaps FC visit Seattle in the second leg of the Western Conference Semifinals on Thursday at CenturyLink Field (7:30 p.m. PT on TSN5 and TSN 1040). After a scoreless draw in the first leg, the 'Caps would advance to the Western Conference Championship for the first time in club history with a win or any draw in which a goal is scored.