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Jesse Marsch had a meltdown

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Spiking the ball is against the rules in soccer, but ok in football.

New York Red Bulls' manager Jesse Marsch reacts after being ejected during the Red Bulls' 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Union.
New York Red Bulls' manager Jesse Marsch reacts after being ejected during the Red Bulls' 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Union.
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Professional soccer manager and grown man Jesse Marsch had a bit of a temper tantrum at the end of the New York Red Bulls’ loss to the Philadelphia Union in U.S. Open Cup play this evening at Talen Energy Stadium. Marsch was ejected from the match in stoppage time after Bradley Wright-Phillips was whistled for a handball in the Union’s box. But what happened next was comical.

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At first I thought Marsch was going to go full Bobby Knight and launch a chair out onto the pitch. Then I was convinced he was going to take all of the balls and run off with them like a soccer version of the Hamburglar. Instead, for some reason he spiked one in front of ex-teammate Jim Curtin before storming off of the pitch.

As hilarious as this is, it’s even funnier when you realize that U.S. Soccer will probably suspend Marsch, and suspensions carry over from year to year and do not expire. This is also not the first time a New York Red Bulls manager has behaved like a complete jackass at Talen Energy Stadium.