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Only Two Games??

Colorado's Mehdi Ballouchy has been suspended two games for this cheap shot against Kansas City's Sasha Victorine on July 22.

Here's what the league had to say:

Ballouchy collided with Wizards midfielder Sasha Victorine in first-half stoppage time of a 2-2 tie on July 22 at Arrowhead Stadium. Ballouchy was given a yellow card for a blow to Victorine, but the disciplinary committee decided the incident needed further review. Having reviewed the video evidence, in the judgment of the committee, the elbow by Ballouchy to Victorine was a deliberate and dangerous act committed away from any play on the ball. The incident resulted in an injury to Victorine and his immediate withdrawal from the game. Victorine's injury resulted in his suspension of full training activity for a period of time. During meetings in the preseason, League officials, with the approval of player representatives, indicated their intention to continue firmly to address unacceptable and dangerous blows to the area of the head and neck - particularly blows that occur away from the ball. Therefore, the committee is suspending Ballouchy for two MLS regular season games and fining him $1,000.

For me, he should be sitting for five games. Agree?

By Steve Goff  |  July 30, 2007; 5:32 PM ET
Categories:  MLS  
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