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MLS Disciplinary Committee fines Anthony Blondell and Harrison Afful for simulation, embellishment

Apr 28, 2018; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Crew SC defender Harrison Afful (25) shoots the ball on goal and scores in the first half against the San Jose Earthquakes at MAPFRE Stadium. (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)

The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee found Vancouver Whitecaps forward Anthony Blondell and Columbus Crew defender Harrison Afful guilty of simulation/embellishment in their respective matches last week.

Both players were issued undisclosed fines, according to a statement released Friday by the league.

Blondell’s incident occurred in the 83rd minute of the the Whitecaps’ 2-0 victory at home April 27 against Real Salt Lake.

Afful’s happened in the 83rd minute of Crew SC’s 2-1 win against visiting San Jose the following night.

Both players also scored for their teams in those matches. Watch replays of the infractions below.




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