Secretary Of Defense Tim Howard Receives 3-Match Ban For Fighting All Of Kansas City
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The Colorado Rapid’s disappointing start to the 2017 season took another turn for the worse with goalkeeper Tim Howard being handed a three-match suspension and fine from MLS.
The league handed Howard the suspension on the eve of Colorado’s 2-1 defeat to Real Salt Lake on Saturday. The incidents in question had taken place the previous Sunday at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City.
With MLS launching a major campaign this season centered around the concept of ‘Don’t Cross the Line’ (treating everyone with dignity and respect at MLS matches), the league appears to have taken objection with Howard’s decision to call a Kansas City fan a “motherf***er”.
Tim Howard has been banned for three matches after telling a Colorado fan that he "f*cked your mother".Unreal. pic.twitter.com/JmKovZbh4p
— Footbilly (@footbilly) April 15, 2017
ESPN FC also claims that Howard grabbed a fan by the arm as players were leaving the field, this coming directly after Howard had been involved in a heated altercation with Sporting forward Dom Dwyer.
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) April 10, 2017
Howard will also miss upcoming matches against Minnesota United and Orlando City. The Rapids appear to have the same issues that plagued them last season: a strong defense but a godawful attack — they’ve only managed five goals from their opening five matches.
“I fee like dog poop,” Colorado manager Pablo Mastroeni said after their latest defeat. “I feel terrible.”