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Zerboni Suspended Additional Game

Zerboni will miss the home and home series with Sky Blue FC on July 3 and July 11

Jeremiah Mitchell Braeback/Stumptown Footy

Portland Thorns midfielder McCall Zerboni has been suspended an additional game, the NWSL Disciplinary Committee announced Monday.

Zerboni was issued a Red Card in the 69th minute off the June 19 match against FC Kansas City after stepping on the back on FC Kansas City forward Shea Groom, after Groom fouled Thorns teammate Sinead Farrelly at midfield.  Immediately after the foul, Zerboni stepped on Groom, leaving her on the pitch for several minutes as trainers looked at her, though it is not known if this was due to earlier collision or Zerboni's actions.

In since-deleted tweets, Zerboni had this to say on the incident:

Any1 who knows me knows i would never intentionally try 2 hurt someone. I simply couldn't stop my momentum as i was already stepping forward

— McCaLL Zerboni (@McCaLL2) June 20, 2015

I will take, accept and understand anything and everything that follows this. My actions are my own.

— McCaLL Zerboni (@McCaLL2) June 20, 2015

Zerboni will miss the match this Friday against Sky Blue FC, as well as the Thorns' visit to Yurcak Field in Piscataway, New Jersey on July 11.

Video of the incident can be viewed below at 1:51:08.

NWSL Press Release-

Zerboni was sent off for the incident on June 19

CHICAGO (June 29, 2015) – The NWSL Disciplinary Committee announced today that Portland Thorns FC midfielder McCall Zerboni has been issued an additional one-game suspension for unsporting conduct detrimental to the League and for deliberate attempt to injure another player. Zerboni was sent off for the incident involving FC Kansas City forward Shea Groom in the second half (69’) of the match on Friday, June 19 at Providence Park in Portland, Ore. ( Watch Here)

Zerboni will sit out the Thorns FC’s next two matches in which she is available to play. The Portland Thorns FC host Sky Blue FC on Friday, July 3 at 10 p.m. ET and then visit Sky Blue FC on Saturday, July 11 at 7 p.m. ET.

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