We all know Rafa Marquez is an exceptional passer of the ball, perhaps even a great player during his time at Barceona. However, his antics during and after the game usually get the best of him. As was the case versus the LA Galaxy, when, after the final whistle, he throws the ball at Landon Donovan and when Juninho pushes him for doing it, he acts like he's been slapped in the face and goes down.
It's really a shame to have a player like Marquez, who's paid $4.6 million dollars to play in the MLS, to act so stupidly. Some players on the Galaxy and the Red Bulls are making less than $50,000. Both Rafa Marquez and Juniho were red carded after the game for their actions and will miss the next game in LA.
When you're paying a guy that much money, a veteran of World Cups, you'd expect some class and respect for the game and the league. Marquez is a disgrace. Here's the phantom slap to the face and the going down like he got shot in a gif picture form.
Landon Donovan had this to say after the game:
“In all my years in this league, I’ve not played against a cheaper team than that, and they’ve been doing it all year.”