Red Bulls duo hit hard by league sanctions

October 17, 2008
By Ives Galarcep, Special to ESPNsoccernet
In this age of BALCO, shamed former Olympians and juiced-up home run hitters, a failed drug test essentially serves as a scarlet letter for professional athletes. The label of cheater usually accompanies the offense, along with punishments put in place to deter potential violators from even considering such a sinister path.

Major League Soccer has been fully aware of this for some time as it has slowly grown in the shadows of America's mainstream sports. MLS officials have stood alongside ...

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