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Red card rescinded: Chivas USA gets Joaquín Velasquez back

Mar 19, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

Remember over the weekend when there was that whole dust-up about the ridiculous red card given to Chivas USA’s Joaquín Velasquez for, I don’t know, sliding or something?

Well, that’s a thing of the past. MLS rescinded the red card and the fine, meaning the midfielder can play this weekend against Chicago. The discipline system does work.

But seriously, discipline and cheating is becoming a bigger issue in MLS and it’s important to see that mistakes are rectified in a timely and appropriate manner. No official will get everything right all the time. At least there’s a system in place to correct the mistakes.

In case you missed it, here’s the non-red red:

  1. kans0002 - Mar 19, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    If you are going to retroactively rescind the red card it only seems fair to retroactively punish the LA Galaxy player for simulation. I think diving is a despicable part of the game and cheapens the experience for the fans and players alike. I referee in the youth leagues and see more and more kids diving and flopping around…we need to curtail this behavior before it renders the game unwatchable.

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