Independent Panel: Cristian Colman red card appeal

The Independent Panel, consisting of one representative each from the United States Soccer Federation and the Canadian Soccer Association, and one independent representative nominated by the Professional Referee Organization, has unanimously rescinded the one-game suspension and accompanying fine for the red card issued to FC Dallas forward Cristian Colman for violent conduct in the 80th minute of FC Dallas’ match against the LA Galaxy on May 30.

As a result of the FC Dallas appeal, Colman is eligible to play in his next regular season game on June 2 against the Los Angeles Football Club.

Each club is entitled to two unsuccessful appeals per season, including playoffs. Since FC Dallas’ appeal was successful, the team maintains its two unsuccessful appeals for any future dismissals in the 2018 season.

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