Clint Dempsey has suspension extended, will miss Sporting KC match

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The Seattle Sounders will be without one of their key attacking players for yet another week, as Clint Dempsey‘s suspension has been extended by Major League Soccer.

The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced on Thursday that the veteran forward would miss this weekend’s clash against Sporting KC stemming from a red card incident that occurred on March 18 against FC Dallas.

Dempsey was shown a red card in the match, after elbowing Jacori Hayes in the chest during a first-half sequence inside the Dallas penalty area.

The suspension already forced the U.S. Men’s National Team player to miss the Sounders’ 1-0 defeat to the Montreal Impact two weeks ago. However, the club reportedly wasn’t surprised by MLS’ decision to extend Dempsey’s suspension.

The Sounders are the only team left in MLS that have yet to take a point from any match in 2018.