Houston central defender Eddie Robinson is one of the best defenders in MLS, but last weekend he probably helped establish a reputation as one of the league’s dirtier players with a vicious forearm shiver to the face of Kansas City’s Tyson Wahl during their 0-0 tie on Saturday.
Major League Soccer usually announces suspensions on Thursday and it is hard to imagine that the league won’t throw a multi-game suspension at Robinson for this blatant cheap shot (In fact, the suspension could come as early as today):
If Andy Herron received a four-game suspension for his elbow of Jay Heaps a year ago, and Ricardo Clark received nine games for his kung fu attack of Carlos Ruiz, you have to believe MLS will crack down hard on Robinson.
Here is Herron’s elbow on Heaps:
And here is Clark’s karate kick:
What do you think of Robinson’s elbow? How many games should he be suspended? I say four games at the very least. There just isn’t room in the game for this type of behavior.
Share your own thoughts below.