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Taxi Fountas, accused of using racial slur, won’t travel with D.C. United

Taxi Fountas, who is under MLS investigation for allegedly used a racial slur in D.C. United’s most recent match, will not travel with the club to Montreal for Saturday’s game, club officials said Thursday.

Fountas was given time off after completing Greek national team duty this week. Normally, players return from such assignments right away, but Fountas will remain in Greece through the weekend, Coach Wayne Rooney said.

“It’s a serious situation and he is struggling a bit mentally with it,” Rooney said. “The most important thing now is to give him the time to be with his family, and we await the outcome of the investigation.