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GALAXY: Jovan Kirovski suspended an extra game

4/15/2011

Galaxy midfielder Jovan Kirovski's suspension grew longer and fine a little deeper after Major League Soccer's disciplinary committee decided his red-card sanction following last weekend's draw at D.C. United wasn't sufficient.

Kirovski's punishment was doubled Friday to two games -- he served the first in Wednesday's draw at Toronto FC and also will miss Sunday's game at Chicago -- and his fine increased from $250 to $1,000.

The veteran was red-carded for verbal abuse after confronting referee Abiodun Okulaja after last Saturday's 1-1 tie in Washington. Okulaja gifted D.C. the tying goal in the 90th minute, awarding a Charlie Davies dive with a penalty kick.

Central-midfield tandem David Beckham and Juninho also are suspended for Sunday's game. Beckham received his fifth yellow card of the season in the 0-0 draw at Toronto, picking up a one-game ban, and Juninho was sent off with a second yellow card in stoppage.

Landon Donovan is doubtful with a knee injury. He didn't travel to Washington and Toronto, and the Galaxy hadn't decided as of Friday morning whether to bring him to Chicago.