Sounders' Alonso, Galaxy's Jimenez disciplined

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Soccer suspended Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Osvaldo Alonso for two games and fined him Friday for using what it termed excessive force during a game against the Columbus Crew.

The league said Alonso left his feet and showed his studs, endangering Crew midfielder Cole Grossman during Wednesday's game.

The league also suspended LA Galaxy midfielder Hector Jimenez for one game and fined him for a similar infraction during the Galaxy's game Wednesday against the San Jose Earthquakes. The referee issued Jimenez a red card, which carries an automatic one game suspension, so he will miss a total of two games.

The amount of the fines was not disclosed.