[MLS SUSPENSIONS]The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for his "confrontational and provocative behavior" at the end of Saturday's 4-3 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes. The suspension means he'll miss Sunday's game at Chicago, the second straight game for which he has been suspended. He was suspended for Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Philadelphia for picking up his fifth yellow card of the season for his outburst that came in his first game since being omitted for Team GB, Britain's Olympic soccer team.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee considered his conduct unacceptable and detrimental to MLS’s public image. Beckham kicked the ball about 20 yards in the direction of referee Hilario Grajeda and Quakes' Sam Cronin, who was lying on the ground in his team's penalty area as seconds ticked by in stoppage time.
The Committee also levied undisclosed fines for public criticism of the officials to Galaxy coach Bruce Arena and Montreal Impact coach Jesse Marsch.