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Kaku gets 3 matches for booting ball into crowd, injuring spectator

Minnesota United FC v New York Red Bulls

HARRISON, NEW JERSEY - APRIL 06: Kaku #10 of New York Red Bulls passes the ball in the second half against the Minnesota United at Red Bull Arena on April 06, 2019 in Harrison, New Jersey.The Minnesota United defeated the New York Red Bulls 2-1. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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The struggling New York Red Bulls got a major let-off Wednesday with the news that Kaku would only be suspended two more matches for blasting a ball into a group of fans.

It’s a total of three matches away from the Red Bulls after the incident, which occurred against Sporting KC on April 14.

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Someone must have convinced the league that Kaku’s intent was to smash the ball into the advertising boards and not the fans, and injuring a spectator certainly could’ve carried a much longer suspension than three matches.

Kaku already missed a match against New England and will sit out matches against FC Cincinnati and the LA Galaxy.

The 24-year-old midfielder, thrice capped by Paraguay, has seven goals and 14 assists during little more than a season with RBNY. The Red Bulls have started the season 1W-4L-2T.

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