Marquez suspension extended to 3 games
Thursday, November 3, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Soccer has extended the suspension of New York Red Bulls defender Rafael Marquez to three games.
Marquez, the Mexican national team captain, was given a red card Sunday for firing a ball at the Los Angeles Galaxy's Landon Donovan following a playoff game.
The red card carried an automatic one-game suspension and $250 fine, and MLS's disciplinary added an additional two matches and $2,000. The committee said "Marquez's conduct was violent and aggressive and put the league in disrepute." It said Marquez attempted to head butt and punch Adam Cristman, that he struck the Galaxy forward and Marquez simulated he had been struck in the face.