Toronto FC's Jackson suspended one game

{eot}
The Canadian Press
3/26/2014 4:46:00 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

TORONTO -- Major League Soccer has suspended Toronto FC's Brazilian midfielder Jackson one game and fined him for "aggressive inflammatory behaviour" in Saturday's 1-0 win over D.C. United.

Jackson was yellow carded for an off-the-ball incident in the 50th minute at BMO Field. Jackson and D.C. United midfielder Davy Arnaud were mixing it up in advance of a Toronto FC free kick when the Brazilian elbowed Arnaud.

Jackson will miss Toronto's game Saturday at Real Salt Lake. MLS did not detail the fine but the Brazilian will continued to be paid during the ban.

Toronto coach Ryan Nelsen said Wednesday he expected a suspension, although he had some sympathy for his player whom he said was goaded by Arnaud.

Still, Nelsen said Jackson should not have retaliated. The Brazilian said he did not think the incident warranted further discipline.

The MLS disciplinary committee also suspended Portland Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for "serious foul play" against Colorado Rapids forward Deshorn Brown.

Ricketts went out to get a ball and hit Brown in the stomach with his boot.

And Columbus Crew forward Federico Higuain was fined an undisclosed amount for simulation in the weekend game against the Philadelphia Union.

Jackson (Photo: Richard Lautens/Toronto Star/Getty Images)

zoom

(Photo: Richard Lautens/Toronto Star/Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Blue Jays on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 baseball insider Scott MacArthur provides daily coverage of the Blue Jays.


Jays Watch | Latest on the Jays


@
 | Friday at 7:05pm | Buehrle vs. Kuroda
@
 | L 3-2 | W: Robertson | L: Sanchez

Maple Leafs on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 is the home of the Leafs with Jonas Siegel providing daily coverage in his Leaf Report.


Latest on the Leafs | Leafs on 1050 Schedule


 | Free Agency Tracker
 | DraftCentre

Raptors on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 is the home of the Raptors with Josh Lewenberg providing coverage in his Raptors Report.


Latest on the Raptors


 | Free Agency Tracker
 | NBA Draft

Argos on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 is the official broadcaster of the Argos with Mike Hogan providing coverage in his Argos Report.


Argos Hashmarks | Argos on TSN 1050 Schedule


@
 | Friday at 10pm | (TSN 1050)
@
 | L 40-33 | Ray: 338y | Cornish: 174y

Toronto FC on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050's Gareth Wheeler provides coverage of TFC matches including pre-game shows live from BMO Field


Latest on TFC | TFC on TSN 1050 Schedule


@
 | Sunday at 3pm |
@
 | D 1-1 | De Rosario (89') | Palmer (11')
TSN TweetBox

Connect with TSN Radio 1050

Email us at live@tsn1050.ca

Text your comments to 105050 (standard message rates apply) Details

Or

Text inquiries to 105050 (standard message rates apply) Details

Follow on Twitter: @TSN1050Radio

Call us at 416-870-1050 or Toll Free Across Canada: 855-591-6876

Advertising: Call: 416-384-2900. Or email: advertising@tsn1050.ca

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television