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MVP Ferreira suffers fractured ankle
by Paul Kennedy, April 24th, 2011 2:13AM

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TAGS:  fc dallas, mls, vancouver whitecaps

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[MLS] After Seattle winger Steve Zakuani, who suffered a fractured right tibia and fibula on a foul by Colorado's Brian Mullan Friday night, another MLS star has gone down. David Ferreira, the 2010 MLS MVP, went off with what a fractured ankle on a hard tackle by Jonny Leathers in FC Dallas' 2-1 win at Vancouver.

Ferreira, who had earlier in the game missed a penalty kick, was stretchered off and taken to a local hospital, where X-rays showed he had suffered a double fracture of his right ankle.

Before Ferreira could be substituted, Dallas tied the score at 1-1 on George John's goal off the ensuing corner kick following Leathers' challenge.

Ferreira's replacement, Eric Avila, scored the winning goal.

After the game, FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman described the game as "more physical than it should have been."



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  1. Bill Anderson
    commented on: April 24, 2011 at 12:52 p.m.
    The League is being STAINED by this amateur behavior. Don Garber needs to stand up and take control of this situation. Leathers and Mullan should face a minimal 15 game suspension and the highest fines possible. This is exactly what Garber promised to take control of before the season began. If there is not a substantial penalty the league will lose what little credibility it gained over the last couple of seasons.

  1. Ernest Irelan
    commented on: April 25, 2011 at 11 a.m.
    I find it disgusting that professional players of any sport can not play the game in a sporting fashion of good sportsmanship an within the rules. I do not pay to watch a bunch of players that are sloppy in their ability...nor do I want to. I can see that for free in any local area of "recreational" playing groups. Far as I am concerned, a year off is minimul in addition to a substantial fine of the team..that should discourage this type of play.


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