According to a tweet sent out this morning from Kurtis Larson of the Toronto Sun, Clint Dempsey of the Seattle Sounders will be suspended two games for a low blow which took place this past Saturday against Toronto FC in Seattle.
— Kurtis Larson (@KurtLarSUN) March 19, 2014
The blow came against Toronto defender Mark Bloom in the first half. After the game Dempsey shrugged the blow of as he stated:
“To be honest with you. I felt a hand on my back. I tried to hit it away and thought I was hitting his hand away. I understand that maybe I did catch him a little bit. I apologized to him about that, but for me, all I was trying to do was smack his hand from touching my back.”
The incident Dempsey is referring to is this:
The suspension would come prior to the Sounders first road trip of the year, as the team prepares to take on the Montreal Impact this coming Saturday in Montreal.