The San Jose Earthquakes issued sanctions regarding one of their fan groups following an attack on a Portland Timbers supporter.
Members of the club 1906 Ultras are accused of attacking James Decker before the Timbers/Earthquakes match in Portland on April 14.
On Saturday, the Quakes released a statement about the 1906 Ultras after meeting with leadership from the supporters' group and MLS officials in Santa Clara, CA.
It included the following sanctions:
• The 1906 Ultras have been placed on indefinite probation.
• The 1906 Ultras' travel privileges have been indefinitely suspended until further notice.
• The 1906 Ultras will not be allowed to utilize controlled smoke at any match.
• Due to the probation, language within the group on match days will be strictly monitored.
On the 14th Decker, from Lake Oswego, was stopped at a red light in his 2007 Saab at Burnside and Sixth Avenue two hours before kickoff time.
While on his way to JELD-WEN Field, Decker saw a large group of San Jose Earthquakes fans walking toward the stadium. After showing them his scarf and yelling at the group, a woman ran over to his car and hit him in the face as she tried to grab his scarf, Decker told police.
Police said Decker did not suffer any significant injuries in the attack. Several witnesses who stopped to help confirmed Decker's account of what happened.
As of Monday morning, police had not made any arrests.
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