MLS rescinds Revolution's Cardenas red card, fine


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Referee Organizaion, and U.S. Soccer ruled unanimously that the one-game suspension and fine for Cardenas be rescinded.