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Adam Moffat Suspended One Game For Reckless Tackle

Adam Moffat will miss the April 15 match against the Chicago Fire for a reckless tackle against Osvaldo Alonso of the Seattle Sounders

HOUSTON - JULY 30:  Midfielder Adam Moffat #16 of the Houston Dynamo races down the field as Mauro Rosales #10 of the Seattle Sounders pursues at Robertson Stadium on July 30, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON - JULY 30: Midfielder Adam Moffat #16 of the Houston Dynamo races down the field as Mauro Rosales #10 of the Seattle Sounders pursues at Robertson Stadium on July 30, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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The Houston Dynamo will be thin at the midfielder position for their next game as Adam Moffat has been suspended one game for a reckless tackle against Osvaldo Alonso in the Dynamo's 2-0 loss against the Seattle Sounders. The incident occurred at the 35th minute and at the time Moffat was issued a yellow card by the official. Moffat will be out of the game against the Chicago Fire on April 15.

At the time of the play Moffat felt it was a clean tackle, but after looking at the replay he sees it was ugly:

"I've looked at it again, and it looks bad," Moffat said. "It looks way worse than I thought it did to start with during the game. During the game, the ball was there. He took a bit of a heavy touch, and I went to win it."

"I won the ball, got the ball. At the time I couldn't believe it was a free kick to be honest. You see the replay, and it's unfortunate. I went for the ball. No damage done, but obviously they're going to come in and give me a suspension for that."

Here is video of the tackle:


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