MLS suspends Mosquera for punch

Houston Dynamo striker Brian Ching (left) reacts after missing a shot as Portland Timbers defender...

Houston Dynamo striker Brian Ching (left) reacts after missing a shot as Portland Timbers defender Hanyer Mosquera looks on at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Tex., May 15, 2012. (BOB LEVEY/Getty Images/AFP)

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NEW YORK - Portland Timbers defender Hanyer Mosquera was suspended three matches by Major League Soccer on Friday night and fined for violent conduct in a recent match against the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Mosquera hit Galaxy forward Jack McBean in the 94th minute of a match on June 17. The MLS Disciplinary Committee determined the punishment and undisclosed fine, adding Mosquera "endangered McBean's safety."

His suspension will start Sunday when Portland hosts Seattle Sounders FC.


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