Red Bulls Marquez suspended 3 games for kick

The New York Red Bulls defender Rafa Marquez was suspended for

three games and San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Marvin Chavez for

one game for separate actions during the match on Saturday.

The league announced the suspensions Thursday, and each player

was fined an undisclosed amount.

Marquez tackled, fell on and kicked his opponent in the 42nd

minute of the match against the Earthquakes.

His suspension begins Sunday when the Red Bulls play D.C. United

at RFK Stadium. He’ll also miss games against New England

Revolution on April 28 and the LA Galaxy on May 5.

”We hope that changes behavior,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber


Chavez committed a reckless challenge in the 52nd minute and

will miss the game Saturday against Real Salt Lake.