Rafa Marquez joins RBNY

Perhaps seeking to out-do the Miami Heat, the once likable New York Red Bulls signed Mexican international Rafael Marquez as their third designated player after the midfielder was released from Barcelona last week.

Marquez earned a straight red card in World Cup qualifying after attempting what appeared to be a flying karate kick on U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard in Columbus. He also earned a straight red card in the 2002 World Cup after intentionally head-butting U.S. soccer legend Cobi Jones.

From a soccer standpoint, this undoubtedly helps the Red Bulls and the MLS, but now the club certainly owns the ire of a large chunk of U.S. national team supporters.

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