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Sounders' Alonso cleared of red card
July 18th, 2013 12:28AM
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[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as a one-game suspension for a red card issued to Osvaldo Alonso in second-half stoppage time of the Quakes' match was rescinded on appeal.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 termed the the Sounders' injury crisis the worst in their five seasons in MLS.



3 comments
  1. tom brown
    commented on: July 18, 2013 at 12:33 a.m.
    he deserved the red and deserved the extra game. he got the red for mouthing off. he was lipping off all game. finally the ref had enough. so no it was not excessive force. excessive mouth.
  1. StrikerBob Norman
    commented on: July 18, 2013 at 9:20 a.m.
    That was a penalty kick for holding on Alonzo. And look at Lenhart sticking his nose in when the Sounders were protesting the card. What was his business there? That punk deserved a red for stepping on Gspurning and injuring him. It was a dangerous play by him. Let's face it, everyone hates Lenhart for his recklessness, but I will admit guys like Eddie Johnson could learn from his 110% effort. No one gets more our of his limited skill than Lenhart. Zach Scott is a close second.
  1. tom brown
    commented on: July 18, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.
    Lenhart has got his share of bogus red cards. He got his nose broke by John. no card. Got head butted in Portland no card. Finally he got wize. If you're going to get bogus cards you might as well do something to earn them. MLS sentenced him to 2 games suspension for "supposedly stepping on a player" in Chivas. He got fouled off the ball 6 times before that. EJ is a lazy punk. the less said about him the better.

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