MLS rescinds Revolution's Cardenas red card, fine

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MLS rescinds Revolution's Cardenas red card, fine

The Revolution lost to Real Salt Lake on Saturday, 2-1, but the game wasn't the only thing they lost.

Forward Fernando Cardenas was given a red card in the 81st minute of that game for a play on a ball in the Rev's offensive end (video here), ending their one-man advantage the rest of the way.

Replays showed, however, that the card was incorrectly shown, and that Cardenas did not commit a foul like the referee originally thought.

The Revs appealed the referee's decision, a review process instituted prior to the start of the 2012 season, and today a review panel consisting of representatives of the Canadian Soccer Association, the Professional Referee Organizaion, and U.S. Soccer ruled unanimously that the one-game suspension and fine for Cardenas be rescinded.

FC Dallas overtakes Revs, 2-1, with pair of late goals

FC Dallas overtakes Revs, 2-1, with pair of late goals

Lee Nguyen helped the New England Revolution take an early lead on a penalty kick, but Maxi Urruti followed with a pair of goals in the 71st and 77th minute for FC Dallas, which finished the Revs in a 2-1 loss at Toyota Stadium on Saturday night.

Nguyen's 10th-minute score was his first of the 2017 season. Urruti has three goals in his two MLS appearances this season.

Revultion midfield Xavier Kouassi made his MLS debut, but was unable help stabilize the Revs' defense as they let Dallas storm back into the game.

The Revs play next on Saturday, March 25 against Minnesota at 2 p.m. ET.