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Red Bulls Ready to Bring in Another International Star

Do you like Thierry Henry? Well, you're gonna hate Rafael Marquez. Actually, you might already hate him. Marquez, the captain of the Mexican soccer team and most famous for attacking two separate generations of American players (Cobi Jones and Tim Howard) during the always-intense USA-Mexico matches, is about to be signed by the Red Bulls. He's a defender who played with Henry at Barcelona, and, like Henry, has seen better days but is still better than just about everybody else in the MLS. It also assures that the Red Bulls and the Los Angeles Galaxy remain the Yankees and Red Sox of the league: The Red Bulls will now have three exceptions to the salary cap on their team (Henry, Marquez, and Juan Pablo Angel). The Galaxy has two, David Beckham and Landon Donovan, and is trying to bring in Ronaldinho as their third. It would seem like an "exception" to a salary cap would be a very refutation of a salary cap, but hey, cool, a guy from the Mexican team to boo at Red Bulls games!

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