Marquez suspended 1 game by Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls defender Rafael Marquez has been suspended by

coach Hans Backe and will miss Saturday night’s Major League Soccer

game against Portland.

The Mexico international was critical of his teammates after

Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to Real Salt Lake at home.

Marquez, one of the highest-paid players in MLS, has not scored

a goal this season for the struggling Red Bulls, who have won just

seven games and currently sit in fifth place in the Eastern

Conference standings.

Marquez joined the Red Bulls last summer with former France

striker Thierry Henry after both players left Barcelona.