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's 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's poor decision on the pitch.
"You never like to see players get injured, but of course, you don't like to see them get injured in situations like that where it's so blatant and so, just, kind of a disregard for personal safety," said Keller.
"It's just a shame."
Defender James Riley was also unhappy by Mullan's actions, describing the situation as 'unfortunate'.
"It's probably a video I'll never watch again, but I got reactions that [Mullan] didn't get a foul and then kind of went after the next player who had the ball," Riley said.
"When you get to hear that, obviously, it's unfortunate that that's the circumstance."