MLS rescinds Velazquez's red card

MLS rescinds Velazquez's red card

MLS- Chivas USA

MLS rescinds Velazquez's red card

Joaquin Velazquez

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It turns out Joaquin Velazquez will be able to suit up for Chivas USA this weekend, after all.

Two days after controversially being sent off in the Goats’ 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy, Velazquez had his red card and subsequent one-game suspension and fine rescinded by MLS on appeal on Tuesday. An independent review panel determined referee Ricardo Salazar’s foul call on Velazquez in the 40th minute of this past Sunday’s SuperClasico was not worthy of an ejection and the Chivas USA defender will now be eligible for the club’s clash with the Chicago Fire this Sunday.

If you have not seen the controversial play or wish to see it again, here it is:

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