NEW YORK — Thierry Henry has been fined $2,000 by Major League Soccer for a celebratory kick last week that injured Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman.
Following a goal by Red Bulls teammate Mehdi Ballouchy in Thursday's 2-2 tie, Henry kicked the ball toward the net. The ball struck Hartman on the right knee, injuring his medial collateral ligament. Hartman will likely miss 2-3 weeks, including this weekend's game with his former teammates in Kansas City.
MLS's disciplinary committee said Monday the actions by the former Arsenal captain were unsporting. Henry apologized to Hartman and called it "one of those stupid things."
Also, MLS doubled the suspension of Dallas midfielder Brek Shea to two games and quadrupled his fine to $1,000 for a dangerous foul against New York's Chris Albright that earned a red card. The committee called Shea's action reckless and said he exhibited unsportsmanlike behavior when leaving the field.