COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Major League Soccer’s disciplinary committee has suspended Columbus Crew forward Emilio Renteria for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for his headbutt of Sporting Kansas City’s Paulo Nagamura on Saturday.
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The incident took place in the 68th minute of the match, won by Kansas City, 2-0.
Renteria was fouled by Nagamura, precipitating an argument. Both players received yellow cards before Renteria headbutted Nagamura. Referees did not see Renteria’s action, but it was picked up by cameras.
Fines of MLS players are collected and donated to charity.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Crew midfielder/defender Bernardo Anor tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Saturday’s match against Sporting Kansas City and will miss the remainder of the season.
The 24-year-old Venezuelan suffered the injury in the 63rd minute, but he was able to finish the match. Subsequent medical tests revealed the severity of the injury.
Anor is currently receiving treatment and will undergo surgery later this month, followed by approximately 8 to 10 months of rehabilitation.
Anor had started five games, scoring one goal — a game-winner — with seven shots.