It’s as if he hasn’t learned.
Major League Soccer announced Thursday that Red Bulls midfielder Rafa Marquez will be suspended for three games following an incident during last Saturday’s 2-2 tie with San Jose.
According to the MLS Disciplinary Committee, Marquez “Márquez tackled, fell on and kicked” Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas, resulting in a broken left clavicle. He did not receive a card during the game, but MLS is retroactively handing out punishment for yet another Marquez blunder.
Last season during a 1-0 home loss in the playoffs, Marquez was involved in a post-game altercation where he threw a ball at Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan. Marquez was handed a three-game suspension which carried over into the first two games of the regular season.
Marquez, who was signed in August 2010, is the captain of the Mexican national team and one of two designated players on the Red Bulls’ roster.
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