Doping: very strong suspension in the MLS

Doping: very strong suspension in the MLS


Sporting Kansas City defender Kortne Ford received a 10-game Major League Soccer (MLS) ban on Friday for using performance-enhancing drugs.&nbsp ;

In a press release, the Garber circuit also specified that the offending player will have to give up 20% of his salary for the current year for failing a doping test. The name of the product consumed by Ford has not been identified by the league.

The 26-year-old guard missed Saturday's game against CF Montreal with a concussion. This season, he has played 789 minutes in 12 games, including nine starts.

In MLS, Ford will be eligible to return to action on September 13 against D.C. United. Until then, he will not be able to take part in matches and practices or clashes of the Lamar Hunt United States Cup.