Boston Breakers forward Christine Latham
was handed the heaviest suspension in Women's Professional Soccer's short
history when the Canadian was suspended two games and fined $250 for an elbow thrown at Alex Singer
in the 51st minute of Sunday's game against the Washington
Freedom on national television. Freedom midfielder Joanna Lohman
was suspended one game for an elbow thrown in the 90th minute of the same game.
Meanwhile, the WPS Disciplinary Committee fined Breakers coach Tony DiCicco
$750 for comments after the game that had "an effect prejudicial and detrimental to
WPS including public criticism of game officials and WPS officiating generally." He is also required to do four hours of community service in the sport of soccer.
"It's just not good
enough," the dean of WPS coaches told
the Boston Globe. "They're over their head. They have to
learn, just like the players have to learn to play at this level and coaches have to learn coaching at this level, and the refereeing has to get better at this level."