"...a forearm to Brown's head from Houston defender Eddie Robinson has left him with headaches, which may force him out of the match."
In Robinson's defense, the announcers for Saturday night's Rapids/Dynamo game said something about Robinson pushing off to protect himself from an on-rushing Brown, who was chasing a ball he had pushed too far ahead. But Robinson's forearm lunged forward pretty damn sharpish - at least as I and the (admittedly biased) fans who caught it on The Richard's replay screens saw it.
At any rate, impatience took me to the discipline page on MLSnet.com, which is where I first caught wind of the suspension Andy Herron picked up for popping Jay Heaps. Nothing on Robinson yet (and I'll refrain from changing my underwear till that changes), but I did find something pretty dang nifty: The League Fair Play Table. Let me say, there are some surprises on that sucker. The biggest? Look who's dirtiest: DC United. No red cards yet, but look at all them yellows (15) - and only FC Dallas has commmitted more fouls (91 for DC versus 97 for Dallas; the latter has had one more game, however, so look for that to change).
No less surprising is who they're beating: Colorado? Chicago? And, after Week 5's 22 foul-affair against KC, Columbus? Here I thought teams like New England and Chicago were the proponents of negative soccer...
On the other end, look at Real Salt Lake: 19.5 points to DC's whopping 105.5! Is this why they suck? (No, it's worse. Still, you'd think they'd have some kind of chip by now.)
Anyway, it's kind of a fun table, especially when you figure out how it works. But, whodathunk? Damn, dirty DC United?