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Chivas USA's Velasquez gets red card rescinded
March 19th, 2013 9:41PM
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[MLS DISCIPLINE] Chivas USA defender Joaquin Velasquez had his one-game suspension and fine rescinded for the red card issued in Sunday's match against the Los Angeles Galaxy.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."



5 comments
  1. Carl Walther
    commented on: March 20, 2013 at 11:44 a.m.
    After watching the reply five times; if there was a foul of any kind, it was committed by the other player. I don't know what angle Salazar was watching from, but this was a complete incorrect call.
  1. Margaret Manning
    commented on: March 20, 2013 at 11:49 a.m.
    Puuhhlllleaseeezzzzz. All around. Not "wanted" by the league? That's a new one. When was the last time a red was nullified? Special treatment for certain whiny coaches but not others? Of course, it IS Salazar, who IS not wanted by this league. I assume that he keeps his yellow?
  1. Margaret Manning
    commented on: March 20, 2013 at 11:52 a.m.
    Wait--it was "corrected" by second-guessing the existence of the foul, not just a mistake in card-flashing? That's even worse. The one principle that keeps us somewhat sane is that bad calls happen, and sooner or later it all evens out. If we're going to second-guess and ACT ON IT, then I've got me some film to watch.
  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: March 22, 2013 at 11:38 a.m.
    The red card was corrected as the yellow card was flashed first. Only explanation is that the ref thought he previously yellow carded Velasquez which makes the Red Card a mistake on his part. I dont know if you know this Margaret but you get sent off on 2 consecutive yellow cards in one game. Not one. There was nothing even close to a foul on this play, by the way.
  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: March 22, 2013 at 11:41 a.m.
    This ref should get fired. He made a huge mistake and put a team a man down for more than 1/2 of the game on a strange assumption. Showing a Yellow and then a red immediately after without a previous yellow is inexcusable and weird.

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