1. MLS has suspended Seattle Sounders defender Roman Torres for 10 games
and fined him 20 percent of his annual salary for testing positive
for a performance-enhancing substance in violation to the the MLS Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Policy. Torres, who is 33 and in his fifth season with the Sounders, won't be able to train with
the Sounders or take part in any team activities. The Panamanian may train with, but not play for, the Sounders' USL team, the Tacoma Defiance, beginning 14 days prior to his MLS return.
2. The Colorado Rapids have scaled back activities around Dick's Sporting Goods Park
for Saturday's MLS game against the Montreal
because of the presence of plague-infested fleas affecting prairie dog colonies in the surrounding areas. The post-game fireworks display have been cancelled, and parking at the stadium will be
restricted to asphalt lots until further notice. 3. The Los Angeles team operated by FC Golden State in
the new NISA
will be the LA Force, which will play at Rio Hondo College in Whittier. The Force's owner is Bob Friedland, and its executive director is Alex Lujan.