Both Seattle’s Chad Marshall and Colorado’s Marcelo Sarvas have been punished for violent conduct that endangered the safety of an opponent.
During the game, Marshall earned a yellow card for a high-cleted tackle on Rapids forward Vicente Sanchez. The booking was reviewed by the MLS and Marshall will sit out the next game and recieve a fine.
Chad Marshall, the MLS Defender of the Year (2014) will miss the next game versus the Timbers on April 26th.
The hard foul may have been retribution for a play earlier in the game when Colorado’s midfielder Sarvas was not called for a foul when he stomped on the crotch of Sounders star Clint Dempsey. With Clint still on the ground, Sarvas kicked the ball off Dempsey’s head, which led to a heated exchange of words. For this action, Sarvas will miss 2 games and pay a fine.