Independent Review Panel Rescinds Fine and Suspension Given to Joaquin VelazquezMarch 19, 2013 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Club Deportivo Chivas USA Press Release
In the 40th minute of last Sunday's first leg of the SuperClÃ¡sico, referee Ricardo Salazar showed a yellow card, then a red card, to Velasquez after a tackle on the Galaxy's Colin Clark (VIDEO ).
The Red-and-White organization submitted a petition for a review on the play, and the independent review panel concluded that the automatic fine and one-game suspension should be rescinded. The independent review panel consists of one representative from each of the following entities: U.S. Soccer Federation, Canadian Soccer Association, and Professional Referees Organization (PRO). For more on the red card review process, CLICK HERE .
Chivas USA next faces Eastern Conference opponent the Chicago Fire in its first road match of the season on Sunday, March 24, beginning at 2 p.m. (PT) at Toyota Park. The game will be broadcasted in Spanish on UniMas and can be heard on W Radio 690 AM. For more information please visit cdchivasusa.com . Follow us on Twitter @cdchivasusa and Facebook.com/chivasusa .
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