By DAN KARELL
With a number of players missing due to injury or suspension, the last thing the Seattle Sounders needed was one of their key players, Osvaldo Alonso, to be unavailable for their next match.
Luckily for the Sounders, they won’t have to worry.
An independent review panel announced on Wednesday that Alonso’s red card in the 95th minute of last Saturday’s 1-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes had been rescinded, leaving the Cuban native eligible for this Saturday’s match against the Colorado Rapids.
It’s the second time in two months that the Sounders have had won a red card appeal. Back in early June, forward Obafemi Martins had his red card rescinded after he was sent off in the second half following an accidental knock to Chivas USA midfielder Gabriel Farfan.
Across the entire league, it’s the fourth successful red-card appeal this season.
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