"I have decided that it is necessary to take firm action to reflect the fact that Ricardo Clark
's violent kick to Carlos
in last weekend's game against FC Dallas, while out of character, is unacceptable behavior from an MLS player. In taking this action, Major League Soccer is sending a signal that it will
not accept reckless and dangerous behavior on its fields. If there is a repeat of this kind of behavior by any MLS player, even firmer sanctions can be expected in the future."
Commissioner Don Garber
on the record nine-game suspension he gave Ricardo Clark for kicking Ruiz during last Sunday's FC Dallas-Houston game.