Stomping, swearing gets D.C.'s Wicks 5-game ban
The U.S. Soccer Federation added four games to the suspension of D.C. United goalkeeper Josh Wicks who, during his team's 2-1 loss in the U.S. Open Cup final, was red-carded for stomping on Seattle goal-scorer Fredy Montero and then berated the officials.
The five-game ban, not effective for MLS games, means Wicks will miss the entire Open Cup next year.
The Washington Post reported that a six-member USSF panel ruled that Wicks "intentionally stomped on a player in the field of play, refused to leave the field of play in a timely fashion and used highly inflammatory language to insult the fourth official."
Wicks is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury.