Los Angeles Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been banned for two games after grabbing the neck of an opposition goalkeeper.
Former Sweden forward Ibrahimovic,37, and NY City goalkeeper Sean Johnson were booked after wrestling each other to the floor last week.
Major League Soccer(MLS) susspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic for two games for violent conduct.
New York City won the match with 2-0. The incident took place in the 86th minute of the match.
“Zlatan is a talented player – he knows what he’s doing. He’s a smart boy’and you know, it’s part of the game,” Johnson said after the game. “I’d be frustrated if I were him too. Can’t blame him due to his frustration at that point in the match.”
He Had given a red card for slapping Montreal’s Michael Petrasso in last May. He was also accused of threatening to hurt Real Salt Lake defender Nedum Onuoha.