Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark says he’s sorry for directing a gay slur toward a ballboy during Houston’s 2-0 loss at the Seattle Sounders on Friday night.
Clark posted his apology on Twitter on Saturday morning, and the Dynamo said he will personally apologize to the Sounders ballboy.
Major League Soccer said it’s “conducting a thorough review of the facts and examining possible disciplinary action.”
Clark, 27, has played in each of Houston’s three games this season, totaling 262 minutes.
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Clark apologized for using “awful language” toward the ballboy.
In a second Twitter post, he said: “I didn’t mean to disrespect anyone and am sorry for letting my emotions get the best of me. It’s not who I am and it won’t happen again.”
D.C. United 0, at Whitecaps 0: Joe Willis of D.C. United (0-2-1) and Joe Cannon for Vancouver (2-0-1) earned the shutouts.
Chivas USA 1, at Real Salt Lake 0: Casey Townsend scored the first goal of the season for Chivas USA (1-2) in a victory against Real Salt Lake (2-1-0).
At Revolution 1, Timbers 0: Saer Sene scored his first MLS goal on his first shot in the first minute of play as New England (1-2) beat Portland (1-1-1).
Matt Reis, in his 15th MLS season, earned his 65th shutout and became the sixth MLS goalie with 1,000 career saves.
At Crew 2, Impact 0: Milovan Mirosevic and Olman Vargas, Columbus’ top offseason acquisitions, scored and the 1-1 Crew beat the expansion Impact (0-2-1).
Vargas sprinted to the northeast corner of Crew Stadium then turned his back to the cheering supporters’ section and pointed to the name on the back of his yellow jersey.
When asked why he celebrated his initial MLS goal that way, the Costa Rican forward said, “The first one, so people get to know me.”
His header past Montreal goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts in the 66th minute drew praise from Columbus coach Robert Warzycha.
“That was something,” Warzycha. “You can see the elevation of his jump and the way he headed it. Ricketts is a great goalie. He saved a couple before. That was a perfect shot.”
Earthquakes 3, at Toronto FC 0: Chris Wondolowski scored two goals for San Jose (2-1). Toronto (0-2) has never beaten the Earthquakes at home, falling to 0-2-3.
At Fire 1, Union 0: Dominic Oduro scored for the second consecutive game as Chicago (1-0-1) beat Philadelphia (0-3) in its home opener.
New York Red Bulls forward Juan Agudelo has a torn meniscus in his left knee that will keep him out of the rest of Olympic qualifying for the U.S.
Agudelo will return to the Red Bulls today to work out a treatment plan with team doctors.