Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Kasey Keller was left disappointed by events which occurred on Friday night.
Just three minutes into their 1-0 win over Colorado Rapids at Dick‚Äôs Sporting Goods Park, Brian Mullan launched in with a horror tackle on Sounders winger Steve Zakuani, leaving him with a badly broken leg.
Ex-Tottenham and Fulham custodian Keller says it was a crying shame that Zakuani now has to miss most of the season because of somebody‚Äôs poor decision on the pitch.
‚ÄúYou never like to see players get injured, but of course, you don‚Äôt like to see them get injured in situations like that where it‚Äôs so blatant and so, just, kind of a disregard for personal safety,‚ÄĚ said Keller.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs just a shame.‚ÄĚ
Defender James Riley was also unhappy by Mullan‚Äôs actions, describing the situation as ‚Äėunfortunate‚Äô.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs probably a video I‚Äôll never watch again, but I got reactions that [Mullan] didn‚Äôt get a foul and then kind of went after the next player who had the ball,‚ÄĚ Riley said.
‚ÄúWhen you get to hear that, obviously, it‚Äôs unfortunate that that‚Äôs the circumstance.‚ÄĚ