Brian Mullan

Sports with Art Thiel
9:00 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Cool heads urged as Sounders fans prepare for payback for 'vicious hit'

Sounders midfielder Steve Zakuani writhes in pain after a tackle by Rapids midfielder Brian Mullan in April 2011 in Denver. Zakuani is still recovering from the injury as Mullan and the Rapids make their first trip to Seattle since the hit on Saturday.
Ed Clemente

It's payback time. That's what a lot of Seattle Sounders FC fans are saying about Saturday's matchup with the Colorado Rapids at CenturyLink Field.

It's the first time they will be able to voice their opposition to Rapids midfielder Brian Mullan's vicious tackle last season of one of the Sounders' best players, Steve Zakuani. The hit left Zakuani with a broken leg as well as muscle and nerve damage from which he's still recovering.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says Sounders fans have a right to be angry and a right to voice that anger on Saturday - but he warns against going too far.

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Sports with Art Thiel
12:00 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Preview: Advice for Sounders fans looking for payback

The most hated man among Sounders fans? Colorado Rapids midfielder Brian Mullan returns to Seattle Saturday for the first time since he broke the leg of the Sounders’ Steve Zakuani last season.
Jack Dempsey AP Photo

A controversial sports figure comes to Seattle Saturday. Colorado Rapids midfielder Brian Mullan will appear before Sounders fans for the first time since breaking the leg of popular midfielder Steve Zakuani last season.

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