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October 31, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Dallas midfielder Mauro Diaz suspended for first leg of Seattle series

F.C. Dallas will be without one of its main attacking hubs for the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals against the Sounders on Sunday night.

Midfielder Mauro Diaz has picked-up a one match suspension, the league announced Friday, after its Disciplinary Committee ruled that Diaz “violated the league’s policy on entering the field / leaving the bench area” during a late scuffle in his team’s 2-1 over Vancouver on Wednesday.

Diaz had been substituted out five minutes before tempers flared in the 84th minute.

“He brings unpredictability,” Sounders midfielder Brad Evans said of Diaz earlier this week, “he’s a guy that’s low to the ground, with a low center of gravity. You think he’s going one way and he goes another.”

Diaz will have to wait until the return leg on Nov. 10 at CenturyLink Field to showcase it.

 

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