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Galaxy’s David Beckham Suspended For Scuffle With Mascot

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-CARSON, Calif. (AP) — David Beckham has been suspended for one game by Major League Soccer’s disciplinary committee for kicking a ball at an opponent late in the Los Angeles Galaxy’s loss at San Jose.

MLS announced the suspension Thursday for Beckham, the Galaxy’s superstar midfielder.

Beckham kicked a ball at San Jose’s Sam Cronin during stoppage time in Los Angeles’ 4-3 loss to the Earthquakes on June 30. Cronin was down in the penalty box at the time, and Beckham’s kick set off a prolonged argument between the teams.

Beckham was issued a yellow card for the kick during the game. He missed the Galaxy’s home loss to Philadelphia on Wednesday night under suspension for an accumulation of yellow cards.

The struggling defending MLS champions’ next game is Sunday at Chicago.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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