Sounders defender Marc Burch has issued an apology through the club, after he was caught using a gay slur during the telecast of the win at Real Salt Lake last night:
"I apologize for my horrific choice of words last night during our match. This is something that is inconsistent with my family values and because of that I am both disappointed and embarrassed by my level of poor judgment. I take seriously my role as a leader in the community and this is completely regrettable and unacceptable. Character matters and I hope through hard work on and off the field to begin earning your respect and trust again."
No word on league discipline yet, but that seems likely.
Here is a report from MLSsoccer.com.