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Independent Review Panel Denies Chicago Fire FC's Appeal of Wyatt Omsberg's Red Card

August 4, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Chicago Fire FC News Release

CHICAGO - The Independent Review Panel, consisting of one representative from the U.S. Soccer Federation, one representative from the Canadian Soccer Association, and one independent representative nominated by the Professional Referee Organization, has denied Chicago Fire FC's appeal of the red card issued to defender Wyatt Omsberg in the 34th minute of the Fire's match against the Philadelphia Union on Aug. 1.

As a result of the denied appeal, Omsberg is not eligible to play in the team's match against New York City FC tonight, as he serves a one-match suspension for the red card.

Each club is entitled to two unsuccessful appeals per season, including the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. Since Chicago's appeal was unsuccessful, the Club has one unsuccessful appeal remaining for any future dismissals in the 2021 season.

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