League: 'Thorough review' of gay slur

Updated: March 25, 2012, 11:15 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

HOUSTON -- Major League Soccer says it's "conducting a thorough review of the facts and examining possible disciplinary action" after Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark directed a gay slur toward a ball boy during a 2-0 loss at the Seattle Sounders on Friday night.


Clark posted an apology to Twitter early Saturday morning, and the Dynamo say he will personally apologize to the ball boy.

"Colin is very remorseful for his actions, which were inappropriate and do not represent his true character," the team said in a statement.

The 27-year-old Clark has played in each of Houston's three games this season, totaling 262 minutes.

Clark apologized for using "awful language" toward the ball boy. In a second Twitter post, he said: "I didn't mean to disrespect anyone and am sorry for letting my emotions get the best of me. It's not who I am and it won't happen again."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.