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DC United Luis Silva fined with simulation

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With the first defeat of the season for DC United, it came the first fined player too.

Referee Andres Pfefferkorn did not see a dive or simulation from DC United Luis Silva once he disputed the ball Columbus Crew defender, Michael Parkhurst, during the Black-and-Red first game of the season two weeks ago at RFK stadium, so no foul or card was awarded.

However, the Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee interpreted that Silva simulated a possible fault in the 79th minute of the game. And last Thrusday the play . The official price of the fine has not been discloses by the Committee.

Silva will be available to start for Ben Olson this weekend against Toronto FC--when United will try to pick up their first victory after losing by three nil to Crew--in case the manner chooses to.