Independent Panel rescinds red card for Houston Dynamo's Tomas Martinez

The Independent Panel, consisting of one representative each from the United States Soccer Federation and the Canadian Soccer Association, plus one representative nominated from the Professional Referee Organization, has unanimously rescinded the one-game suspension and accompanying fine for the red card issued to Houston Dynamo midfielder Tomas Martinez for serious foul play in the 59th minute of the Dynamo’s match against Philadelphia Union on July 25.

As a result of the Houston Dynamo appeal, Martínez is eligible to play in the Dynamo’s next regular season game on Saturday against the Portland Timbers.

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

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