Archive for April 4th, 2012

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Bad news from TFC: Frei will be out 4-6 months, not 8-10 weeks

Stefan Frei

The injury to Toronto FC keeper Stefan Frei is much more serious than first announced.

Frei, who had been battling Milos Kocic for the No. 1 keeper job, broke his left leg a week and a half ago in a training-ground accident. At that time, the prognosis was that Frei would be out for eight to 10 weeks.

But, in a terse press release sent to media last Tuesday night, TFC announced that the recovery time has been changed. Frei had surgery to repair ankle ligaments that were torn, and now is expected to be out four to six months. The club stated that surgery was “successful.”
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MLS Disciplinary Committee slaps Whitecap Harris with suspension

Atiba Harris

Atiba Harris will miss the Vancouver Whitecaps’ match Saturday in San Jose against the red-hot earthquakes.

Though Harris only received a yellow card for his late elbow that pinpointed the head of the Philadelphia Union’s Carlos Valdes last weekend, the MLS Disciplinary Committee had another look and decided that the infraction constituted serious foul play. That means Harris pick up a one-game suspension.

And, of course, it’s a sign to the referees that a red card, not a yellow, should have been handed out.
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