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Rapids’ Brian Mullan suspended by MLS

I’m getting word this afternoon that Colorado Rapids midfielder Brian Mullan has been suspended by MLS’s disciplinary committee for multiple matches. The league has yet to officially announce the penalty, but I am hearing he’ll have to serve a 10-game suspension. I don’t know the specifics but am assuming it’s nine matches in addition to the automatic one for receiving a red card for his hard challenge that broke Steve Zakuani’s leg last week. If Mullan received 10 games overall, it would match the longest suspension in league history (Ricardo Clark nine, plus one automatic, in 2007.) Mullan is also being fined a small amount: $5,000, I’m told. He does plan to appeal the decision.

Awaiting additional details.....

If these numbers are accurate, do you agree or disagree with the penalty? (Ten games total is about 30 percent of the regular season.)

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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