This statement from Sounders FC general manager Adrian Hanauer from the team:
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“In situations such as this, the game is robbed of its brilliance. Steve Zakuani is a young, talented and highly entertaining player. He will be missed, and we all wish him a full and speedy recovery.
“As a league, the Commissioner has stated his intention to be more protective of dynamic, attacking players. Hopefully this suspension is a step in the right direction.
“However, the harsh reality of this situation is that no length of suspension will bring back Steve to action any faster.”