In the third minute of what would ultimately be a 1-0 road win, Steve Zakuani of Seattle Sounders was taken off the field on a stretcher after what's being deemed a cheap-shot sliding tackle by Brian Mullan of the Colorado Rapids broke his right tibia and fibula.

The injury, which resulted in a red card, may have ended Zakuani's season. "It was probably the most gruesome tackle I've seen in a long time," said midfielder Brad Evans.

Sounders FC wins road game but loses Steve Zakuani to broken leg [Seattle Times]