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Nick Patterson | npatterson@heraldnet.com
Published: Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 5:48 p.m.

Sounders D Leo Gonzalez finds out it's bad to step on opponents

So apparently it's frowned upon to step on the leg of an opponent who is lying on the ground. That's what Sounders defender Leo Gonzalez found out when Major League Soccer announced today that he has been suspended a game for doing this late in Saturday's win over Philadelphia:



This suspension could prove costly for Seattle, which will be playing its fourth game in 12 days when it faces Dallas Wednesday. Marc Burch and Gonzalez have each started four games at left back this season, and both are more than capable at that spot, so playing Burch Wednesday hardly represents a drop off in talent. The problem is that Burch played all 90 minutes last weekend, while Gonzalez came on as a sub late as Seattle was trying to protect a lead. There's a good chance that, because he had fresher legs, Gonzales would have gotten the start over Burch Wednesday in Dallas.
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