Futty Danso received a one game suspension and a fine for an undisclosed amount today for striking Calen Carr in the head while tackling the ball away from him in the Portland Timbers game versus the Houston Dynamo on Tuesday. During the game the play in question was ruled fair play as Futty got the ball before colliding with Carr, but upon review the MLS Disciplinary Committee ruled that Futty's challenge warranted further action.
The Timbers, who have not been given a red card yet this season, will be without Futty for this Sunday's home game against the Chicago Fire. Futty was already questionable for this weekend's game, according to coach John Spencer, as he tweeked his hamstring while tackling Carr and did not practice today.
Also suspended was Brek Shae of FC Dallas for kicking the ball at an assistant referee in Dallas's loss to the Columbus Crew over the weekend.
The MLS press release is after the jump.
MLS Disciplinary Committee Suspends and Fines FC Dallas Midfielder Brek Shea, Portland Timbers Defender Futty Danso
NEW YORK (May 17, 2012) – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea for three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for deliberately kicking the ball at an assistant referee in the 24th minute of the game against Columbus Crew on May 12 (VIDEO). Shea will serve his suspension during the next three FC Dallas regular season games.
The Disciplinary Committee also suspended Portland Timbers defender Futty Danso one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for striking Houston Dynamo forward Calen Carr across the head during the 82nd minute of the game on May 15. (VIDEO) Danso will serve his suspension this Sunday when the Chicago Fire travels to play Portland.
Fines collected will be donated to the charitable partners of MLS W.O.R.K.S. and the MLS Players Union.