[MLS DISCIPLINE] Chivas USA defender Joaquin Velasquez had his one-game suspension and fine rescinded for the red card
issued in Sunday's match against the Los Angeles Galaxy.
After the 1-1 tie, Chivas USA coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola said Velasquez was a marked man.
"Joaquin Velazquez is not wanted by this league,” El Chelis said. “Since the start, the league hasn’t wanted him … At the third game, he’s already a marked player because he’s not a player of this league. He’s not a player from the New York dispatch.”
Velasquez was sent off for a foul on Galaxy midfielder Colin Clark in the 40th minute. There was some confusion as referee Ricardo Salazar first pulled out is yellow card, then red card.
In a requested statement after the game, Salazar said, "On the foul committed by Joaquin Velazquez, was deemed by the referee as serious foul play; therefore the referee showed him the red card and sent him off."