I’ve started a new game each week. Which MLS player that didn’t get carded or sent off in the previous match will be suspended in the following week?
This week’s game turns to New York Red Bulls midfielder Rafa Marquez.
Salinas, who started San Jose’s first six matches, suffered a broken left collarbone after Marquez rode him to the ground in the 42nd minute. The Red Bulls DP delivered a kick for good measure as they two players tumbled.
Seeing how the league is handing down suspension left and right after games are over, this one will certainly fall into that count. The question begs to be asked, just how many games will Marquez get for his actions here? Three games? Four? Six to eight?
In addition to the foul play by Marquez was the actions of referee Ricardo Salazar, who let play continue and didn’t whistle for a penalty kick. That kind of crap has to change.