Brek Shea's frustrating start to the season just got worse.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee handed Shea a three-game suspension and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in FC Dallas' 2-1 loss to the Columbus Crew this past weekend.
Shea received the punishment for his actions in the 24th minute of the match, when he deliberately kicked the ball that struck an assistant referee. Shea, who is projected to get called up to the U.S. men's national team this weekend, will serve his suspension during the next three regular season matches that he is with FC Dallas for.
Portland Timbers defender Mamadou Danso was also handed a suspension, but his is less severe. Danso was given a one-game ban and fined an undisclosed amount for striking Houston Dynamo forward Calen Carr in the head in the 82nd minute of the teams' scoreless draw on Tuesday night. Danso will serve his suspension on Saturday when Portland hosts the Chicago Fire.
You can see Shea's incident after the jump:
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