Only three games for Rafa Marquez?

The Red Bulls DP has been banned by MLS, but does the punishment fit the crime?

Updated: April 19, 2012, 8:22 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

Every time the MLS Disciplinary Committee makes a decision, it seems only to make life harder for itself.

The latest hullaballoo is over the committee's ruling to suspend New York Red Bulls midfielder Rafa Marquez for three games for breaking the collarbone of San Jose midfielder Shea Salinas. Late in the first half of the match, Marquez was marking Salinas on a corner kick, took him down with a tackle better suited to the NFL, and then lashed out with a kick for good measure. ...

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