New York, NY (Sports Network) - The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced
Thursday that it has suspended Chicago Fire defender Wells Thompson one game
and fined him an undisclosed amount for a reckless challenge that endangered
the safety of his opponent.
The incident came in the 12th minute of Chicago's match with the Columbus Crew
on April 20 when Thompson produced a challenge on Agustin Viana. Thompson was
issued a yellow card on the play, but the Committee unanimously determined
that further punishment was warranted.
Thompson will serve the suspension this Saturday when the Fire travel to the
Stade Saputo to face the Montreal Impact.
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