Colorado goalkeeper Tim Howard was suspended three matches Friday after a video surfaced of him exchanging profane language with Sporting Kansas City fans last weekend. The punishment levied by Major League Soccer also stemmed from a separate incident with a fan after the match, per the league.
Howard, the No. 1 keeper for the United States men's national team, was fined an undisclosed amount. He will miss the next three regular season matches.
In the video, posted to Twitter, the crowd is heckling Howard, who appears to respond, "(Expletive) your mother."
The national TV cameras later caught Howard and Sporting KC striker Dom Dwyer exchanging words after the match.