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New York Red Bulls Captain Dax McCarty Hits out at MLS Disciplinary Committee

Sam Rooke@@SamRooke89Featured ColumnistMarch 26, 2015

D.C. United forward Jairo Arrieta (19) dribbles past New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty during the first half of an MLS soccer game, Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Harrison, N.J. The Red Bulls won 2-0. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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DC United midfielder Perry Kitchen appears to have escaped suspension for his stamp on New York Red Bulls right-back Chris Duvall in yet another perplexing decision from the MLS Disciplinary Committee. 

DC beat writer Pablo Maurer was among the first to point out that Kitchen has escaped any repercussion for his seemingly blatant act of foul play. 

I'm told that Perry Kitchen has escaped any disciplinary action (for now) for his alleged stomp on Sunday vs #RBNY. We'll see. #DCU #MLS

— Pablo Maurer (@MLSist) March 25, 2015

The incident itself, which took place at a DC penalty in stoppage time with the Red Bulls leading 2-0, seemed to be quite clear cut, but no action was taken by the referee at the time.

Not sure how, but Perry Kitchen wasn't suspended for this https://t.co/9coCHecybN

— Seth Vertelney (@svertelney) March 25, 2015

When the Disciplinary Committee announced its review of the weekend's incidents, Kitchen's name was absent, and Red Bulls skipper Dax McCarty responded. 

Interesting precedent @MLS disciplinary committee is setting. Intentional stamp on opponent is NOT a suspension. Got it. @thesoccerdon

— Dax McCarty (@DaxMcCarty11) March 25, 2015

Perhaps sensing that he had crossed a line, McCarty added one final tweet. 

Send my fine on over to Red Bull Arena @MLS. 😎

— Dax McCarty (@DaxMcCarty11) March 25, 2015

McCarty isn't one to avoid controversy, but his humourous rejoinder might save him from a league sanction. 

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