The 31-year-old picked up a fifth yellow card in the loss to LA Galaxy.
Real Salt Lake captain Kyle Beckerman remains unrepentant over the actions leading to his suspension for Wednesday’s match against Portland Timbers.
The 31-year-old, usually a calm and collected presence on the field for RSL, was guilty of a fateful rush of blood to the head as his vehement protestations over a wrongfully awarded goal kick in the 57th minute of Saturday’s 4-2 defeat at the hands of LA Galaxy led to him being booked for dissent.
To make matters worse it was his fifth yellow card of the season, which means he incurs an automatic one-match ban as direct result and will be left at home to watch the square-up with the Timbers at JELD-WEN Field on television.
Yet, Beckerman, a veteran of 15-years, refused to admit he was wrong when speaking to MLS Soccer after the game at the StubHub Center.
“Yeah, it was a corner that [was called a] goal kick,” he said.
“I mean, Luis [Gil] hit a great shot, ‘keeper made a great save and, you know, it seemed like some momentum was going our way and next thing you know it was a goal kick.
“I mean, you checked, watch the replay, I think it seemed pretty obvious.”