- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On June 13, 2007
- 2 Comments
The headline pretty much speaks for itself. I won’t post the whole press release but just the main parts. Below is also a clip of the foul. You can see again that Marshall went in very recklessly with no real attempt to get the ball. Believe me, I was a defender for many years and that kind of slide tackle is a very dirty one. But you all can be the judge of that as well.
Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee Suspends, Fines Marshall and Ferruzzi
NEW YORK (June 13, 2007) – The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee announced today that Toronto FC defender Tyrone Marshall will be suspended three games and fined $1,500 for serious foul play in a game on June 9. Also, FC Dallas assistant coach Marco Ferruzzi received the standard, mandatory one game and $500 fine that applies when a coach or staff member is dismissed from the sideline. Ferruzzi was dismissed by referee Jair Marrufo in the 90th minute of the same game.
Marshall, then playing for the Los Angeles Galaxy, received a red card for a tackle on FC Dallas forward Kenny Cooper in the 89th minute. The red card carries a mandatory one-game suspension and $250 fine, but the MLS Disciplinary Committee decided unanimously to further sanction Marshall’s action, adding two additional games of suspension and an additional fine of $1,250. Cooper’s leg was broken on the play.
The Galaxy traded Marshall to Toronto FC earlier on Wednesday in exchange for forward Edson Buddle. Marshall will serve his suspension as a member of Toronto FC, and will not be available to play when FC Dallas visits Toronto on Sunday, June 17 (12 pm CT).
Marshall and the MLS Players Union can appeal the suspension and the fine within the next two days. But in all honesty I really hope an appeal doesn’t take place and he just owns up to the dirty play.
What do you think? Justifiable number on the suspension? Too much or too little?