Red Bulls' Petke suspended 2 games, fined

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Red Bulls' Petke suspended 2 games, fined

NEW YORK—New York Red Bulls defender Mike Petke has been suspended two games and fined $500 for inappropriate comments toward an officiating crew.

Major League Soccer announced the penalties Tuesday. The comments came during the Red Bulls’ 2-1 loss at Toronto FC on June 13.

The suspension and fine are in addition to an automatic one-game suspension he received for getting a red card and the automatic fine of $750 for two cautions, which resulted in an ejection. Petke’s fines total $1,250.

He’ll miss games at Toronto FC on Wednesday and on the road against Columbus Crew on Saturday. The Red Bulls are 2-10-4, last in the Eastern Conference.

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