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MLS suspends Jesse Marsch for Red Bulls-Revs clash

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By ADAM TROXTELL

The New York Red Bulls seek a valuable win against the New England Revolution on Saturday night, but they will have to do so without head coach Jesse Marsch.

Two hours before hosting the Revolution, the Red Bulls announced that Marsch has been suspended by the MLS Disciplinary Committee for the match-up at Red Bull Arena. Marsch was sent off late in last week’s loss to the Columbus Crew for what was deemed improper conduct, but said earlier in the week that he had not heard anything from MLS regarding the incident.

As a result of the suspension, assistant coach Denis Hamlett will be in charge of the Red Bulls when they meet the Revolution. Hamlett has previously been a head coach in MLS.

The loss to the Crew was just New York’s second in the past five games. The club currently sits in sixth place, one point behind New England in the Eastern Conference.

What do you think of Marsch being suspended for the Revolution game? Surprised by the timing of the announcement? Think it will not matter much for the Red Bulls?

Share your thoughts below.

Comments

  1. Good comeback.

    Who did you play for? I never heard of a soccer player named Brant?

    Just messing with you Brant. Marsch may have been an overzealous player but he is a good coach

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  2. I’ve got no love for the Red Bulls in any way (GO CREW!)
    I just don’t appreciate players that are thugs first and players second. Did anyone EVER see Marsch go in on a tackle where he went for the ball first, and the man second? Any time the ball was anywhere near Marsch, he would hit the opponent first, and collect the ball second, even if he was already between the man and the ball.
    He might turn into a perfectly good coach. Bill Laimbeer turned into a pretty good coach after being a thug of a player.
    But I’ll never support Marsch because he played the game wrong.

    Oh, and Don – I’ve played for over 35 years in 6 countries on 2 continents. I’m pretty comfortable with how my game has developed. You can suck it.

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  3. Another cry baby
    Guys like Marsch probably wouldn’t let you in pick up games when your were a kid so you probably became a referee or soccer administrator.
    4-1 Brant baby

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  4. Marsch was a jerk of a thug as a player, and apparently his temperament hasn’t improved any. It’s not about whether or not his team is winning. It’s about whether or not he’s a world-class jerk and has been for 15 years.

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  5. WAAH WAAAH. Don’t count on Marsch being out of NY any day soon, cry baby
    They’re up 3-0

    Go stare at your Mike Petke poster

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  6. Marsch is a disgrace. I can’t say I’m surprised by any of his actions. He’s always being a classless thug. In Montreal and at Chivas before. The sooner he’s out of NY the better.

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