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British soccer player and London 2012 Olympic Games ambassador David Beckham reacts after lighting the Olympic torch with a cauldron after arriving at RNAS Culdrose base near Helston in Cornwall, south west England in this May 18, 2012. (Toby Melville/REUTERS)
British soccer player and London 2012 Olympic Games ambassador David Beckham reacts after lighting the Olympic torch with a cauldron after arriving at RNAS Culdrose base near Helston in Cornwall, south west England in this May 18, 2012. (Toby Melville/REUTERS)

MLS suspends Beckham for aggressive behaviour Add to ...

Major League Soccer has suspended Los Angeles Galaxy star David Beckham for one game for his actions during a game at San Jose last week, which included kicking the ball at an opposing player while he was down.

The Galaxy midfielder was also fined an undisclosed amount.

Beckham was given a yellow card during a stoppage late in the Galaxy’s 4-3 loss to San Jose on Saturday when he kicked the ball at injured Earthquakes midfielder Sam Cronin, who was on the ground in the Earthquakes’ penalty box.

The ball struck Cronin and set off a near melee between players from the two teams.

Beckham will serve his suspension Sunday when the Galaxy play the Fire in Chicago. He already served a one-game suspension for yellow card accumulation on Wednesday during the Galaxy’s 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Union.

The league also hit Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena and Montreal head coach Jesse Marsch with undisclosed fines for criticizing officials.

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