Kaku won’t be kicking the ball for the Red Bulls in their next two matches. (Outfoxed Media Photo)
Red Bulls midfielder Kaku Wednesday was suspended an additional two games by Major League Soccer.
The Paraguayan international was sanctioned for reckless misconduct of kicking the ball into the sideline stands during stoppage time of the 2-2 draw at Sporting Kansas City April 14.
The ball hit a fan in the face and broke his nose.
Kaku also was issued an undisclosed fine by the MLS disciplinary committee.
“I apologize again for my actions and accept this suspension from MLS,” Kaku said in a statement. “I will do my best to learn from this and become a better person and player. For now, I will continue to work hard in training and do what I can to make sure my teammates are prepared for these matches.”
Kaku, who received a red card for the incident, served his first match suspension on April 20 against the New England Revolution.
He will serve his additional two-game ban against FC Cincinnati at home April 27 and against the LA Galaxy May 5 (VIDEO).
In another sanction, the disciplinary committee found the Red Bulls and Sporting in violation of the mass confrontation policy during injury time of that match. Both clubs will be issued a warning for their first violation ((VIDEO).