29 August 2006

Ihemelu Fined and Mediate Update

Ihemelu was fined and suspended today for two games for his tackle on Mediate.
Ihemelu's suspension and fine were imposed for serious foul play against United midfielder Domenic Mediate. The play occurred in the 78th minute when Ihemelu slide tackled Mediate from behind. Ihemelu's suspension is scheduled to be served over the next two games. The Galaxy travel to play Real Salt Lake on Wednesday, Aug. 30 and face the Kansas City Wizards at home on Saturday, Sept. 2.
Good to see MLS make the right move in this matter. The link provided also has video of the foul that definitively shows that it was red card worthy. (Hattip SE Podcast)

Mediate had surgery yesterday on his leg and is done for the season. Basically, what we thought when we heard the news that the leg was broken. DCenters wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him suiting up for United next year.


At 29 August, 2006 18:39, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Sure looked like a one-footed entry on the tackle to me. The trailing leg clips Mediate, but it doesn't scissor or pin. You never described it as a tackle from behind earlier. The video shows pretty clearly the leg comes in from the side. That's how Ihemelu got the ball.

So, it's debatable that the tackle was two-footed, it's questionable that it was from behind, and you yourself said you didn't believe Ihemelu intended to injure.

At 30 August, 2006 01:46, Anonymous Matt said...

from behind/side but still a bad angle where the attacker can't see the tackle coming...training leg whips Meidate..just watched the video

Dude..stop smoking crack. Horrible foul, not sure what the hell he was trying to accomplish other than to injure

At 30 August, 2006 09:41, Anonymous Joanna said...

WTF, anonymous? Are you Ihemelu's mother or something?


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