Tim Howard suspended for three games for verbal altercation with fan

Major League Soccer has suspended USA men's national team goalkeeper Tim Howard for three games and issued an undisclosed fine for a pair of altercations with fans after the Colorado Rapids' game at Sporting Kansas City on Sunday. No word yet on exactly what happened then.

Former Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has been banned for three matches and fined after appearing to call a fan a 'motherf*****'.

'Tim Howard made a regrettable mistake for which he is being disciplined by MLS.

However, a source told ESPN FC's Doug McIntyre that Howard grabbed the arm of a Sporting KC supporter as players were departing the field following Sporting KC's 3-1 win over the Rapids on Sunday.

In the latter case, Howard directed a vulgar statement to fans.

That came in a match against Sporting Kansas City, and let me be the first to saw: We get it, Timothy.

Howard was also fined an undisclosed amount. "While this is out of character for Tim, we do not condone these actions", the Rapids said in a statement Friday.

Howard, who has 113 caps for United States of America, joined Colorado Rapids on a free transfer in March 2016 after ending his nine-year spell at the Toffees. We accept the league's decision and look forward to moving past this.

Are the fans that are soooo proud of themselves for harassing Howard and catching his reaction on video going to be punished?

Howard missed Colorado's season opener after an injury he suffered on US national team duty, but he returned to play in the Rapids' next three games, allowing a total of six goals in a draw and two defeats.

Zac MacMath will likely get his second start of the season Saturday night against rival Real Salt Lake.

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