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Revolution coach Jay Heaps complains about injurious incident

Seattle Sounders v New England Revolution – FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup

TUCSON, AZ - FEBRUARY 13: Osvaldo Alonso #6 of the Seattle Sounders reacts to an official during FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup against the New England Revolution at Kino Sports Complex on February 13, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona. The Sounders defeated the Revolution 2-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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TUCSON, Ariz. – I plan to visit the New England Revolution practice a little later this morning, where I can get an update on Chris Tierney, whose outstanding preseason is now in jeopardy due to Osvaldo Alonso’s bad tackle in Wednesday’s match in the desert.

Initial reports were of an ankle sprain, according to New England officials.

Either way, Revolution coach was not pleased. Not initially – when he marched down to check on his player and then refused the fourth official’s consoling gesture along the of the third official along the sideline – and not afterward. Commenting on the physical nature of Wednesday’s match to, here’s what Heaps said.

One of the plays where Chris got hurt is not needed in any game, never mind preseason, professional soccer or Under-12. It’s just a bad play.”

He’s got a point. Alonso lunged with his cleats exposed as Tierney attempted to cross from the left side.

(MORE: What we learned about New England and Seattle on Wednesday)

Here’s the interview with Heaps and Revolution players after last night’s contest: