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Timbers owner fined $100,000 conduct aimed at officials

MLS did not reveal the nature of the misconduct in announcing the fine Friday.
Oct 25, 2015; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson cheers after the Portland Timbers win over the Colorado Rapids at Providence Park. The game put the Portland Timbers into the playoffs. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson has been fined $100,000 by Major League Soccer for "misconduct directed at match officials."

The fine stems from the Timbers' 2-2 draw with the New England Revolution on Wednesday night. Portland led 2-1 going into stoppage time, but New England was awarded a penalty kick after a video review and evened the score.

The foul was controversial because it came after the announced stoppage time had already expired, and the referees appeared to miss a similar foul that would have given Portland a penalty earlier.

MLS did not reveal the nature of the misconduct in announcing the fine Friday.

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