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Marsch Sends a Hard Deliberate Kick to Beckham's Crotch

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#15 Chivas Midfielder Jesse Marsch threw out a hard kick at Beckham's lower regions in response to a slight shove at the 45:00 minute mark of the LA Galaxy Chivas USA rivalry game tonight at the Home Depot Center. The kick came almost from behind Beckham, sending him crashing to the field in what would have been a Galaxy scoring opportunity.

Beckham immediately gets up on his feet and exclaims "What the fuck, man?!" Withholding himself from engaging Marsch physically -- a wiser move considering what a red card for Beckham would mean...

As the refs start to unzip their red card pockets, #23 Alex Zotinca of Chivas catches Galaxy Midfielder Kevin Harmse #6 off-guard with a swift head-butt to the face, laying him flat out on the turf. Watch video at the 1:00 mark.

Marsch's foul against Beckham went unpunished for some reason, however Zotinca felt the red burn. Although Beckham did give Marsch an honest shove, his response to Beckham was not only late but over-the-top to boot.

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The game is still running on ESPN2 in HD where available, with the second half almost underway. Tune in to catch the remainder of the rivalry action!