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MLS must do more to end bad tackles

Updated: April 28, 2011, 5:54 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

The verdict was already in. Colorado Rapids midfielder Brian Mullan was guilty of delivering a reckless and brutal tackle that broke the tibia and fibula of Seattle Sounders attacker Steve Zakuani on April 28. On Wednesday, Major League Soccer's disciplinary committee delivered its sentence: a 10-game suspension and a $5,000 fine that includes the automatic one-game suspension and $250 fine for the ejection.

The penalty exceeds the record suspension of former Houston Dynamo ...

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