MLS overturns suspension of Aurelien CollinCharles Gooch
The Kansas City Star
Major League Soccer has overturned the red-card suspension of Sporting KC defender Aurelien Collin. The defender, playing in his first game in MLS, was shown a red card after an altercation in the second half of Kansas City's 3-2 loss to New England. Upon review, the foul was shown to have not been committed by Collin.
The official explanation: It was determined that the incident was a case of mistaken identity between Collin and Birahim Diop. As a result, Collin is no longer suspended for the next league match. The MLS Disciplinary Committee reviewed the play and determined no sanctions were warranted for Diop. Both are available for selection on Satuday against the New York Red Bulls.
So, for the first time all year, Peter Vermes should have the full compliment of central defenders available to him: Collin, Matt Besler, Julio Cesar and Shavar Thomas.