Carver dodges bullet

DEAN MCNULTY, SUN MEDIA

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Toronto FC's John Carver will be in the coach's box after all Saturday at BMO Field in a Major League Soccer match against Houston Dynamo.

Carver was ejected from TFC's most recent game, against the Kansas City Wizards, and that normally comes with an automatic one-game suspension.

But yesterday MSL officials notified Toronto's front office that it had decided that no supplemental punishment was required.

Carver got the boot in the 2-0 loss in Kansas City after he clapped his hands in the direction of referee Baldomero Toledo, who had just called for a penalty kick on a questionable foul in the penalty area by TFC defender Tyrone Marshall.

The penalty resulted in the first goal of the game for the Wizards.

"It's the first time in my life I've been sent off for clapping," Carver said. "I've been sent off for dangerous tackles, and various other things, but never for clapping my hands."

This is not the first time Carver has had a run-in with Toledo.


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