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Independent review panel denies Whitecaps FC appeal for Pedro Morales red card

NEW YORK, NY – This week, Vancouver Whitecaps FC filed an appeal for the red card issued to midfielder Pedro Morales in the 88th minute of the April 11 game against San Jose Earthquakes.

An independent review panel consisting of one representative from the U.S. Soccer Federation, one representative from the Canadian Soccer Association and one representative of the Professional Referees Organization (PRO), were not unanimous that the referee had made a serious and obvious error in the send-off.

As a result, Morales will serve his one-match suspension and will miss Vancouver’s next match against Real Salt Lake on April 18 at Rio Tinto Stadium (6:30 p.m. PT, TSN1/3 and TSN1410).

Per league policy, Whitecaps FC will have one more unsuccessful appeal for any send-off review during the 2015 season. For more on the red card review process, CLICK HERE.