March 18, 2009

Marquez suspended

For a country that might be struggling to qualify, Mexico won't be glad to be without Rafa Marquez for two games in its road to the World Cup.
Marquez, who plays for Barcelona in the Spanish league, will have to sit out Mexico’s March 28 World Cup qualifying match against Costa Rica and the April 1 matchup with Honduras.
This for his studs-up tackle on Tim Howard that got him ejected.

And you remember that Mexican assistant coach that slapped Frankie Hejduk? He's suspended too...

1 comment:

Adrian said...

As a Mexico fan, I find it frustrating that the national team players always seem to act unprofessional when they are at the cusp of losing the U.S. Whether it was Marquez in the 2002 World Cup or Osvaldo Sanchez's attempt on I believe Onyewu, after a Donovan goal, during another match between them. Being a Mexican I know the issues with pride that we have, but the team needs to realize that the disparity between teams in soccer is getting smaller and smaller around the world and learning to lose to the U.S. is going to be a part of that.