The New York Red Bulls will have to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy without Spanish midfielder Rafael Marquez.
Marquez was given a red card for throwing a punch during a postgame scuffle on Sunday, putting the Red Bulls in quite a predicament. It marks the third time in four games that a Red Bulls player has received a red card, and Marquez will now have to sit out Thursday's second-round playoff match in Los Angeles.
The Galaxy's Juninho also received a red card for his participation in the altercation. Marquez caught the ball at the final whistle before throwing it at Landon Donovan. Juninho then punched Red Bulls defender Stephen Keel.
"It doesn't surprise me," Donovan said of Marquez, according to The New York Times. "They're a dirty team. You saw it happened two weeks ago with Henry."
Check out the postgame brawl in the video below.
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