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Referee Organizaion, and U.S. Soccer ruled unanimously that the one-game suspension and fine for Cardenas be rescinded.

Ola Kamara scores twice as Crew beat Revs, 2-0

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Ola Kamara scores twice as Crew beat Revs, 2-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ola Kamara scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season and the Columbus Crew beat the New England Revolution 2-0 on Sunday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. 

Columbus (7-11-11), which played in the 2015 MLS Cup, is ninth in the Eastern Conference, but only five points behind D.C. United for the final playoff spot. New England (9-13-9) is seventh, one point back. 

In the 42nd minute, Kamara slid a shot through the legs of defender Darrius Barnes and it got past a diving Brad Knighton. Kamara added a penalty-kick goal in the 84th after he was nudged from behind by London Woodberry. 

Kamara has scored five times in the last three games and leads all MLS newcomers for goals scored this season. He trails New York's Bradley Wright-Phillips by five goals for the MLS Golden Boot. 

Revolution forward Kei Kamara made his return to Mapfre Stadium after being traded from the Crew in May. 

Rowe scores twice, Revolution beat Impact, 3-1

Rowe scores twice, Revolution beat Impact, 3-1

MONTREAL - Kai Kamara scored in the first minute and Kelyn Rowe added two goals to help the New England Revolution beat the Montreal Impact 3-1 on Saturday night.

The Revolution (9-12-9), who lost to Dallas in the U.S. Open Cup final this week, posted a third straight win in Major League Soccer play with only their second road victory of the season. New England moved two points behind fifth-place Montreal in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Didier Drogba scored on a penalty for Montreal (9-9-4), which has only one win in seven games. Perhaps more alarmingly, the Impact are 0-3-1 and have conceded 11 goals in their last four home games.