Major League Soccer officials are determining to what extent they should punish New York Red Bulls midfielder Rafa Marquez for his latest dirty actions, according to MLSsoccer.com.
Marquez, suspended three games for throwing the ball at Landon Donovan during the 2011 playoffs, pushed San Jose's Shea Salinas to the ground and kicked him in the face while sliding by. Salinas suffered a broken collarbone during the incident -- surgery is schedule for later this week and the recovery time is expected to be at least two months.
One of Salinas' teammates, Steven Beitashour, told MLSsoccer.com the play was dirty.
"I understand you want to be physical and stay tight with him, but you can't just wrap someone up like that, take them to the ground and then, afterwards, kick them in the head," Quakes right back Steven Beitashour told MLSsoccer.com after training Monday. "That's not being physical. That's just being dirty."
Video of the incident follows:
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