Sacha Kljestan got away with a fine for his hands to the face infraction. (Keith Furman/ Photo)

The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee has found Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan in violation of the league’s policy regarding hands to the face, head or neck of an opponent.

Kljestan has been fined an undisclosed amount for his actions against Joao Plata in the 55th minute of the Red Bulls’ 3-1 home loss to the LA Galaxy Sunday.

The Red Bull playmaker can play against Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena Friday night.

Sporting Kansas City forward Latif Blessing was found guilty of simulation/embellishment during the 27th minute against Orlando City SC Saturday. The committee has issued Blessing an undisclosed fine.

The committee also issued D.C. United midfielder Luciano Acosta an undisclosed fine for excessive dissent and failure to leave the field in an orderly manner during the 55th minute of D.C.’s match against the Philadelphia Union Saturday.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at