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Brawl cuts short preseason MLS game

Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake aborted their preseason match in Arizona Tuesday about 10 minutes early when a brawl broke out, according to news reports compiled from twitter feeds and other information.

A hard tackle by Kansas City defender on RSL midfielder Javier Morales triggered the melee, according to reports, and when the fighting escalated RSL coach Jason Kreis took his team off the field.

Michael Lewis reported that one witness said on Twitter that the incident was triggered by a “dirty” two-footed tackle by KC's Roger Espinoza on RSL's Javier Morales. RSL midfielder Andy Williams said on Twitter he was putting somebody “on my wanted list” after the melee, and that he planned to circle the dates for the regular-season meetings.

“I am very, very angry tonight,” RSL defender Jamison Olave said on Twitter. “The referee was terrible."

Read the whole story at The Salt Lake Tribune »

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