[MLS DISCIPLINE] The Seattle Sounders, a team in need of good news with Michael Gspurning, Brad Evans and Djimi Traore all hurt in Saturday's 1-0 loss to San Jose and Eddie Johnson recalled to the U.S. national team for the Gold Cup quarterfinals, got it as a one-game suspension for a red card issued to Osvaldo Alonso in second-half stoppage time of the Quakes' match was rescinded on appeal.
An independent review panel determined that the contact Alonso made with San Jose defender Dan Gargan did not reach the required threshold for violent conduct, i.e. brutal or excessive force.
Alonso will be eligible for Seattle’s game Saturday against the Colorado Rapids.
The Sounders find themselves in seventh place, six points behind the fifth-place LA Galaxy and Colorado Rapids with three games in hand on the Galaxy and four on the Rapids.
Coach Sigi Schmid termedthe the Sounders' injury crisis the worst in their five seasons in MLS.