New York, NY (Sports Network) - Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Osvaldo Alonso
will be eligible to play in Saturday's match with the Colorado Rapids after an
independent review panel rescinded his red-card suspension on Wednesday.
Alonso was issued a red card in the closing moments of Seattle's 1-0 defeat to
San Jose on July 13 when he got into an altercation with Earthquakes defender
Dan Gargan, which would have carried a one-game suspension.
But after reviewing the incident, the independent panel ruled that the contact
Alonso made with Gargan wasn't enough to warrant a violent conduct charge,
allowing him to play on Saturday.
The Sports Network