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 Dickâs 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 somebodyâs poor decision on the pitch.
âYou never like to see players get injured, but of course, you donât like to see them get injured in situations like that where itâs so blatant and so, just, kind of a disregard for personal safety,â said Keller.
âItâs just a shame.â
Defender James Riley was also unhappy by Mullanâs actions, describing the situation as âunfortunateâ.
âItâs probably a video Iâll never watch again, but I got reactions that [Mullan] didnât get a foul and then kind of went after the next player who had the ball,â Riley said.
âWhen you get to hear that, obviously, itâs unfortunate that thatâs the circumstance.â