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April 28, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Mullan suspended 10 games, fined $5,000 for Zakuani tackle

MLS Logo.jpgThe wait is finally over. The punishment has finally come down.

Colorado midfielder Brian Mullan has been suspended a total of 10 games for his leg-breaking tackle of Sounders FC’s Steve Zakuni on Friday and fined $5,000.

A 10-game suspension matches the longest ban in MLS history and certainly sends a message that violent play won’t be tolerated. Protecting players was a point of emphasis this season as stated in a preseason teleconference by commissioner Don Garber.

Mullan was automatically banned one game and issued a $250 fine for the red card offense, but the MLS Disciplinary Committee determined further punishment was necessary for a tackle that was deemed “reckless, egregious, and showed utter disregard for the safety of his opponent.”

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(UPDATE 10:57 a.m.) — On another note, Sounders FC forward O’Brian White underwent surgery Wednesday to remove a blood clot in his left leg. White will remain at the hospital for several days and is “out of action indefinitely.”

The 25-year-old Jamaican had started all seven games this season and is the team’s co-leader with two goals, adding two assists.

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