NEW YORK -- New England Revolution midfielder Clint Dempsey was suspended two games and fined $1,000 for violent conduct in the Revolution's 0-0 tie with the Kansas City Wizards a week ago. On Aug. 9, Dempsey and Wizards defender Jimmy Conrad jumped for a head ball in midfield and Dempsey's elbow struck Conrad in the face. Dempsey's suspension means he will miss games against the Chicago Fire at home on Sunday and the Columbus Crew at home a week later. Last month, the league suspended Dempsey for one game for a "violent incident" against Chicago Fire defender Gonzalo Segares during a match. He also was fined $750. In March, Dempsey served a two-week suspension issued by the Revolution after fighting with a teammate during a preseason practice.
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