Independent Panel: Chad Marshall red card appeal

The Independent Panel, consisting of one representative from the United States Soccer Federation, one representative from the Canadian Soccer Association, and one representative nominated by the Professional Referee Organization, has unanimously rescinded the one-game suspension and accompanying fine for the red card issued to Seattle Sounders FC defender Chad Marshall for serious foul play in the 81st minute of Seattle’s match against Sporting Kansas City on September 1.

As a result of the Sounders FC appeal, Marshall is eligible to play in Seattle’s next regular season game on September 15 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

Each Club is entitled to two unsuccessful appeals per season, including playoffs. Since Seattle’s appeal was successful, the team maintains its two unsuccessful appeals for any future dismissals in the 2018 season (including the playoffs).