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Houston’s Colin Clark apologizes for ugly incident

Colin Clark

Houston Dynamo’s Colin Clark fields the ball during the first half of a friendly soccer match against Monterrey in Houston Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Jon Eilts)


Wins and losses are one thing. But things got really bad for the Houston Dynamo after Friday’s setback to the Seattle Sounders, as the Dynamo is now dealing with an ugly sideline moment.

The Seattle Times’ Joshua Mayers has the story, as Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark is backpedaling furiously, hoping to contain the damage from a slur caught on camera.

Early in the visitors’ 2-0 loss at CenturyLink Field, the Dynamo midfielder directed a gay slur toward a ball boy along the sideline. The moment was audible for the NBC Sports Network microphones.

An MLS statement issued to Mayers and the Seattle Times said: “We are aware of the incident involving Houston Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark during the game in Seattle Friday night, and his public apology for it. MLS is conducting a thorough review of the facts and examining possible disciplinary action.”

Clark apologized via Twitter.