September 4, 2009

MLS punishment, non-punishment?

I was curious what the repercussions of the stomp by D.C. United goalkeeper Josh Wicks on Seattle's Fredy Montero would be.

Who better to provide the info than the Washington Post, and here's what Paul Tenorio had on Goff's blog.

Here's a team statement followed by some inside stuff:
Here is the statement:

"D.C. United team executives and technical staff met today with Josh Wicks. During the meeting, it was expressed that his behavior in last night's U.S. Open Cup final was unacceptable and that he will be subject to internal discipline."

UPDATE: According to a source close to the situation, who requested anonymity because a decision hasn't been rendered, the discipline is not expected to include a suspension.
If true, that's ridiculous. No suspension? Should he have punched him instead? Show some class.

Oh and Pablo Mastroeni got hit with a fine and suspension for something I haven't seen. For a small guy, he is always doing some damage. For anyone that saw it, was it worse than Wicks' jump-stomp?

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